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Arquitecto: Héctor Torres + Manuel Galian 

                  Julio Muñoz Jaime Traspaderne

Situación: Alcalá de la Selva, Teruel, España


Cliente: Gobierno de Aragón- Europan-11

Año / Estado: 2011- Mención de Honor

Programa: Urbanismos y Paisaje



The area of study has two really differentiated paths that are analyzed in a parallel way, taking into account their spatial, temporal and perceptive characteristics. This detailed analysis, which divides the territory in slices of 200 metres length, is the foundation for the proposal and definition of two routes and for the treatment of each singular element, building or landscape that it is found along them.
One of the routes runs parallel to the riverbank, “The river path”. It is a soft tour across nature. Alongside this path, textures, smells, colors, temperatures...can be perceived; different nuances of the meadow ecosystem. The landscape is perceived from the inside, becoming a part of it. Nowadays we can find in this path different set-up activities that are isolated among them and disconnected from all the others in the surroundings. The project will connect these activities using the proposed route, promoting the spread of new temporary uses of the landscape.
The second route runs along both sides of the road, known as “the old path to the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Vega”, and connects with the village. Between these two places, the route is a narrow line with different qualities that widens punctually, letting small elements of traditional architecture appear. The landscape is perceived from a panoramic point of view. It is a trip along which you can gaze at the landscape and understand it in its territorial scale.
The project makes up an open unit with the pieces of these routes within the area of intervention. In order to achieve this, a number of connection strategies are raised. The strategies would be adapted to each point of the intervention after the diagnosis of their current status.
The strategies aim to strengthen the identity of the place making up a landscape unit with different scales of perception. The application of these strategies will work as a model for future interventions in a territorial level.


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