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Piedra Tosca Park / RCR Arquitectes

Piedra Tosca Park / RCR Arquitectes
Piedra Tosca Park / RCR Arquitectes, Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Les Preses, Girona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    M.Tàpies, G.Puigvert, Blázquez-Guanter Arquitectes, P.Llimona
  • Constructor

    Arico Forest, SL, Construccions Metàl·liques Olot SL
  • Project Year

    2004
Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes
Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes

Text description provided by the architects. In the Natural Park of the Garroxta Volcanic Zone in Les Preses, near Olot, there is a very special place, a sea of rocks. This area was produced partially by the basaltic wash off from the Croscat volcano, and partially by the arduous work of man in his fight to cultivate a small portion of land, leveling and clearing plots and accumulating all the rocks, stones and pebbles in wide walls, tombs, and barracks. Its morphological and tactile roughness retains perception.

Piedra Tosca Park / RCR Arquitectes, Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes
Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes

The project seeks to enhance the uniqueness of this landscape and to activate the factor of surprise in its discovery. A narrow dotted line, made of steel panels, allows you to travel through space. The broken form of the steel lines contrasts with the round rocky masses.

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Cite: "Piedra Tosca Park / RCR Arquitectes" [Parque de Piedra Tosca / RCR Arquitectes] 07 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Pimenta, Amanda ) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/806228/piedra-tosca-park-rcr-arquitectes/> ISSN 0719-8884

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