La Vaguada de las Llamas, on the outskirts of Santander, was a large tract of open space that was allocated by the city’s Master Plan to be converted into a public park. Because of its location amidst a major growing urban centre that is perpendicular to El Sardinero Beach, its special river-bed topography and its long narrow shape (1100 x 300 m), La Vaguada de las Llamas is a highly peculiar urban element.
Creating a park in Santander was an opportunity for us to experiment with a geographical context in which we had never had the chance to work. Having the Atlantic as an environmental setting was something new for us, and we wanted to explore it in every aspect —not only the botanical and biological, but also those features that directly influenced the morphology of the project.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE DURANY, JOAN ROIG DURÁN, ARCHITECTS
COLLABORATORS ALBERT GIL, ARCHITECT / ELENA MOSTAZO, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER & LANDSCAPE DESIGNER / JAVIER ZALDÍVAR, ARCHITECT & LANDSCAPE DESIGNER / APPIA XXI, ENGINEERING