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Promenade of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria // Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2019

The horizon is shown to us as the face of the earth, an outline which identifies a place and differentiates it from another. Horizon and horizontal become close but reality shows us subtle nuances that make them diverse. We look up searching for reference points. This is the moment when the horizon serves us as a guideline, giving us coordinates that gives us our position. The experience of space is fundamentally in motion. When we walk through an unknown place, we have moved carefully as we walk, watching our step. Suddenly, we are struck by a sense of disorientation and we look for a reference, we look at the horizon and recognize the place. We measure distances, proportions and orient ourselves. The castaway longs to find land, a line on the horizon to guide him. We walk hand in hand with the horizons, believing we might have not get lost.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

DESIGNER: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez |Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.|

DEVELOPPER: Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

COLLABORATORS: Carlota Ardanaz Petit, Yudit Barreto Martín, Paula Cabrera Fry, Ester Marrero Pérez y Rosalba Santana González |ARQUITECTOS| Paula de la Rosa Rodríguez |INGENIERA DE CAMINOS, CANALES Y PUERTOS|

STRUCTURE: Hugo Ventura Rodríguez

FACILITIES: Constantino J. Golzalvo Ortiz (CQ Ingenieros y Asociados)

PUBLIC WORK INGENIEER: Carlos Cabrera Suárez (Geursa) // AGRONOMIST: Marco Díaz-Bertrana Sánchez

PHOTOGRAPHY: Simón García Asensio (arqfoto) // VIDEO: Yon Bengoechea Peña (Don Worry)

SITUATION: Frente Marítimo en el ámbito de la Base Naval y el Muelle de Santa Catalina // CIUDAD: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, España

BUILDING COMPANY: U.T.E. Acciona S.A. y Lopesan S.L.

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