The proposal aims to redesign the area of the Playa de las Teresitas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a competition won by Dominique Perrault in the year 2000. The urban plan for the Ciudadela is developed within this specific context, and comprises a luxury hotel, a parking, shops and restaurants.
The project tries to define a presence rather than an architectural action through the establishment of a new geography: the Ciudadela appears like a fabric that gives the current topography a new depth, and a new landscape. The plinth starts from a hillock of black earth, with vegetation, with winding paths that reach the top, the future botanical gardens and the main platform of the project, ‘the landscape platform’. The facade onto the city, on the contrary, takes on a more urban configuration, acting as an articulation between the different neighborhoods of the city. This landscape appears on surface in the form of a vibrating metal mesh veil, as if it were a live organism, its rhythm paced with the interior and exterior lights. The mesh conceals a sensitive universe of visual or practical itineraries; an urban and active complex that complements the old and future city.
Ciudad de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Dominique Perrault Architecte
Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost (dirección artística artistic direction), Frédéric Chartier, Claudia Dieling, Stefan Felber, Juan Fernández Andrino, Mitsuru Hamada, Ralf Levedag, Shigeki Maeda, Yves Moreau, Caroline Nachtigall-Marten, Iballa Naranjo Henriquez, Dolores Ruiz Lozano, Gentaro Shimada