The park is called Cuchillitos because of the layout of the preliminary design, and Tristán because it is located in an area of Tenerife bearing that name. The plot is situated amid three densely populated neighborhoods in the city, and is part of a complex of public spaces and sports grounds. The topography is the most important physical characteristic of the site, with differences in height of up to 30 meters, opening up to the views of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The existence of a rocky outcrop, where the lookout and south boundary of the park are located, lets the topography descend channelled like a lava tongue, generating in this way the platforms of use that span the slope of this sinuous descent. The topography suggests a flexible layout,
with a network of paths that moderates the drop and emphasizes the image of the lava tongues in the area. Two thirds of the park surface are green spaces that function as a city lung, protected by a perimeter path and by tall, dense vegetation. The bespoke design for the furnishings, made using many recycled elements, plays a key role, transforming used materials into lights, bins, or fountains.
Parque Cuchillitos de Tristán?Cuchillitos de Tristán Park
Cabildo de Tenerife
Bruno Rodríguez (adjunto a la dirección de obra project architect), Andrés Pedreño, Rafael Hernández (aparejadores quantity survey); Ojellón Ingenieros, Milian Associats, Nueva Terrain SL (ingenieros engineers); Arnoldo Santos (biólogo biologist); Zona Verde (paisajismo garden project)
Roberto Delgado; Roland Halbe; Fernando Menis