TERUEL FUSION. EUROPAN-10. 2º PREMIO
Arquitecto: Héctor Torres + Manuel Galian
Julio Muñoz + Jaime Traspaderne
Situación: Teruel, España
Cliente: Gobierno de Aragón - Europan-10
Año / Estado: 2010 - 2º PREMIO
Programa: Urbanismos y Paisaje
The Turia River is an ecological corridor with high environmental value that runs at the feet of the city of Teruel and links the main natural areas of the territory. The green urban spaces and the environmental corridors of the city shape the ecological infrastructure that connects to the Fusion Park of the Turia Valley. The current train station will manage suburban connections and will be reinforced by the train – bus – car – bicycle inter modality.
The Gates are the new magnetic poles situated in strategic locations of the city for the dialogue between the City and the Fusion Park.
The Gate of History, composed by the Mudejar staircase and the most emblematic urban spaces of the city, serves as inspiration to invent the 21 century Gates of Teruel. The Turia Station Gate encompasses the new bus station and is the new entry gate for visitants and tourists. The Gate of Arts condenses the artistic tradition of Teruel to create the laboratory of arts and technology of the future, by means of the recycling of the industrial heritage and new experimental bioclimatic building typologies. The Gate of the Mirador as a consequence of the transformation of the national route into an Ecoboulevard, from which a stepped landscape leads to a mirador with a new viewpoint of the city.
The Turia River is the backbone of the Fusion Park that constitutes a magnetic pole for leisure, sports, playing, education and eco technology. The transformation process of the Fusion Park encompasses the recycling of the urban landscape through the reuse of industrial and rail facilities as artistic objects and land art pieces. The walkways are the connectors between the Gates of Teruel and the Fusion Park flying over urban barriers and the river, maximizing the park’s accessibility. These light and sensitive structures have very low impact on landscape. They shape a neural network of landscape pathways that articulate the park in a soft manner. The walkways lead the routes and experiences throughout the Fusion Park, creating a variety of places suitable for nature observation, social interaction and leisure, as well as new viewpoints looking on the city.