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Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Exterior Photography, StairsPlayground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior PhotographyPlayground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography, HandrailPlayground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography, Facade+ 20

  • Architects: HDH arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1249
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :David Zarzoso
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Adobe, LURKOI, Robert McNeel & Associates, SULO
  • Design Team : Álvaro Hidalgo Núñez, Francisco Hidalgo Núñez, Teresa Sanchis Darocas
  • Consultants : Alejandro Yllera González
  • Collaborators : Francisco Hidalgo Delgado
  • City : Valencia
  • Country : Spain
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Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© David Zarzoso

Text description provided by the architects. The project ¨Playground landscapes – Santa María Mazzarello Square¨ of HDH architects, aims to rehabilitate a lost space in the neighborhood and establish a meeting point for leisure and social encounter. Located in a green space of the city, and protected from the road traffic, Santa María Mazzarello Square will work as a connection vector between Av. De La Constitució and Av. Primado Reig.  The project consists of the main playground area, around which a series of paths vegetation, and lawn spots are arranged.

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© David Zarzoso
Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Image 16 of 20
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Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Zarzoso

The central main space is regarded by HDH architects as a part of a line of investigation over playground landscapes, to which also belongs ¨Castellar- Olivera Park¨ honored by the Mention COACV Awards 2019. The continuity in the research and study of these types of spaces and children interactions has helped to make clear, that for them there is no better approach than giving a child ¨toys¨ which are not formally recognizable, for example, a caste or a little house, sometimes just toys with established usage standards; leading to repetitive games that don't awaken children's creativity. This project, on the other hand, is committed to being a “playground landscape” in which children can give free expression to their ideas and imagination. 

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography, Facade
© David Zarzoso
Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography, Handrail
© David Zarzoso
Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Zarzoso

To make it possible a free system is needed, in which a child can generate their own game rules.  It is a continuous search of arousing children's creativity when using a space across different types of surfaces, materiality, and shapes. From the one side two independent game planes were generated, which without touching each other, are enclosing the expanding air mass and it contracts to propose to cross around the space as a game itself. On the other hand, each of these planes is transformed allowing traditional games to join, such as climbing dams, vertical climbing nets, slides, etc. always as a transition mechanism between both planes. This double horizontality generates infinite paths allowing the child to experience different sensations using the same elements.

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Zarzoso
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Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© David Zarzoso

By the intervention, the Santa María Mazzarello square moves away from the improper uses that had been hosted during the last decades, to pick up neighborhood activities associated with its closest surrounding. Passing through the new park, one can find different activities when advance. The green Zone next to the access, under the shadow plane that provides the trees, benches and seats serves as a prelude to the central piece of the garden. But, also as a meeting point between the school, located just a few meters away. Continuing towards the east, crossing the green zone, the ground plane descends and the child's step accelerates to reach the central play area. From this point, the child becomes a protagonist in a landscape thought/studied and designed for the game. And so, is working as a square, this small piece of the city called “Plaza Santa María Mazzarello” recovers its identity.

Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos - Interior Photography
© David Zarzoso

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Address:Plaza Sta. María Mazzarello, 46019 Valencia, Spain

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Cite: "Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos" [Plaza Santa María Mazzarello / HDH arquitectos] 07 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/964577/playground-landscapes-at-santa-maria-mazzarello-square-hdh-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
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