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Monday, March 27, 2017

García-Germán Arquitectos, redevelopment of Puertochico Plaza

The Madrid practice of Jacobo García-Germán was commissioned to redevelop the public square that covers Puertochico Market in Santander. The intervention enhances the elevated plaza by demolishing a wall to create a new access, with steps 15 meters long. The existing stairs and ramp have also been revamped. The unifying element in the complex is the pavement, with its modular pattern producing optic illusions, formed by pieces of ecoGranic decontaminating concrete, which filter nitrogen oxide. The design of the urban furniture along the plaza’s perimeter came from mixing different functions: benches, railings, flower beds, and parapets. The lines of seats of steel and concrete – with finishes of technological wood – and the circular benches surrounding mounds of rubber incorporate a lighting system, as do the railings and flower beds.
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