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Cap de Creus, a Landscape Restored

Return to Eden

Julia Schulz-Dornburg 

The location of the long-gone Club Med, the ruins of which were a favorite destination for architecture lovers, ramblers and explorers, was the rugged coastline of Cap de Creus, in Gerona. Built between 1960 and 1962 on boulder-strewn, windswept land, this holiday village was planned for use by 1,200 people. The space, meant exclusively for French tourists, was arranged for relaxation, conviviality and exercise. The village-style setup, consisting of groups of living spaces adapted to the rugged topography, drew its inspiration from the architecture of the fishing villages in the area and permitted people to enjoy the climate and the landscape in a direct and natural way, without creature comforts or luxuries.

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