Santa Cruz de La Palma
Urban Design in Spain Honorable Mention
The northern end of the city of Santa Cruz will experience a transformation with our proposed interventions. The definition of the boulevard includes rows of trees on each side. The goal is to provide as much shade as possible and make walking desirable and more welcoming to pedestrians and include traffic calming devices such as offset highway crossings and crosswalk spacing by extending the area in parking lanes to both sides, as well as the central island. The boulevard will have a raised Alameda between the travel rails, and all parking will be housed along the streets, providing 150 parking spaces.
The Maritime Musem is placed at the terminus of the Av. Maritima and the eastern end of the new boulevard and will flank the ocean and offer protection from the wind for the Plaza de Fernando. It is intended to be the new crowning feature of the district and will be built in a provincial Baroque expression on a Beaux-Arts plan. In addition, we propose the restoration of the Castello de Santa Cruz del Barrio del Cabo and its surrounding areas. To the north, a terraced seaside garden will feature native plantings.
Urban Design Spain
On the land freed up by the removal of Avenida de las Nieves there are two new blocks of mixed-use buildings. These will take the form of 2- and 3-story traditional houses with courtyards and pedestrian street-to the north of the battery, behind the wall of high-rise moderns, lurks a new four-story apartment building. The apartments will have ocean views and traditional hanging balconies overlooking the newly created terraced land. These views pardon. the restoration of the Castile of Santa Cruz del Cabo and the future reconstruction of the north gate of the City.