Lanzarote Dynamic Square

Design

Lanzarote Dynamic Square

Cabido de Lanzarote in collaboration with reTHINKING architecture competitions

2018

A new plaza design at the heart of Arrecife in Lanzarote.

The Cabildo de Lanzarote has been trying since 1989 to reactivate and enhance the cultural attractiveness of Arrecife and organized the competition in collaboration with reTHINKING architecture competitions. The main objective of the project is to convert the El Almacén plaza in Arrecife into an urban focus of culture and social interaction.

Our design included palm trees to announce arrival at the plaza from its immediate streets and to signal a place of tranquillity. As the square is approached a pergola with its shade and greenery extends the qualities of the plaza into its wider urban context. The pergola is a transition from urban life to a place of rest with seats and playful elements. The central space of the square can host a variety of events and is framed by the pergola which provides a structure for planting and animation. Shade, planting, solar panels and a permeable surface creates a sustainable environment.

Lanzarote Dynamic Square
Lanzarote Dynamic Square
Lanzarote Dynamic Square
Lanzarote Dynamic Square