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  7. El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos

El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 4 June, 2014
El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos
El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos, © Cemex
© Cemex

© Jesús Granada © Cemex © Heliopol © Jesús Granada + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Málaga, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jerónimo Junquera García Del Diestro, Jerónimo Junquera González-Bueno, Ana Junquera González-Bueno, Liliana Obal
  • Area

    6675.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2011
  • Photography

    Cemex, Jesús Granada, Heliopol
  • Collaborator

    Bet Figueras, Nb35, Grupo Jg, Ignacio Valero
  • Technical Architect

    Francisco Naranjo
  • Constructor

    Heliopol
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Text description provided by the architects. EL PALMERAL OF SURPRISES, events, varied and changing, permanent or temporary, a new space for Malaga with the aim of becoming the benchmark public space that the city needs a place of peaceful coexistence.

A Square-shaped living room that overlooks the Mediterranean, formalized three basic elements, an isotropic frame palm trees, a pergola that runs parallel to the dock, and a sheet of connection with the city.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The Hall will be part of a new pedestrian route that begins at the Plaza de la Constitution , continuous Larios Street to the Plaza de la Marina, for from it jump across the sheet, carpet umbráculos shaded light up the palm . The walk continues straight under the shade of the pergola , zigzagging deeper into the palm by featuring a wide range of surprises, implemented in scenarios that formalizes the plot of palm . Finally Leisure Square , connecting door with Levante Malaga , meeting place with the spring Leisure walk, hustle , counterpoint the palm of peace. Finally, the end of the route , the Lamp , Flashlight Málaga, the sea gate from which a new front of Malaga chaired by the silhouettes of the Cathedral and the Alcazaba , freed from the silo hardness profile is contemplated and of port warehouses, resting on a green base formed by a transparent curtain, the palm , and an opaque curtain grove the Alameda on floating enhebrándolas as a needle crystal light pergola.

Front palm labyrinthine space, the ride of the pergola is a simple and clear directional trace space. To break monotony excessive, we resort to artifice to manipulate natural and artificial light as changing element, creating a succession of layers of different random trace and pace, offering a play of light and shadow that changes with the gradient of the sun according to the time and day, and as the light source is natural or artificial.

© Heliopol
© Heliopol

As part of the scenarios and maritime museums are located station. Three boxes of translucent glass looking for a low volumetric mark, placed in position and perpendicular to the dock are built on stilts with open plan ground floor, for maximum visual level pedestrian permeability from the city to the sea and the park. Visitors perceive as a shade house the park more than one distinct species and density. The ground floor is materialized by a stone platform, which occupies the projection of the building. Under the large porch, access only occupies a small surface, a glass enclosure that houses the lobby and the nucleus of vertical communication.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Volumes that define the ships manifest outwardly as three light boxes and enigmatic smooth skin that blends with the vegetation that surrounds it. The light box of variable thickness, is a protective skin that wraps inside a blind box transversely only open on the north and south end walls and side patios. During the night, these great "light boxes" permeate light, color and movement and its environment will be the set of the three buildings landmarks of the park.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos" [El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos] 04 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/512396/el-palmeral-de-las-sorpresas-junquera-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884