Gallery: Herzog + de Meuron’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed Plaza de Espana

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This gorgeous plaza near the wharf of Santa Cruz de Tenerife represents the connection between the nearby ocean and the various ecosystems of the Canary islands. Designed by Herzog + de Meuron, Plaza de España introduces a beautiful green space that builds upon the past of the site and the future of the city. Many years ago the plaza was the site of a “Castillo,” and the graphic motif in the basin of water represents the foundation of the old castle. Around the basin, many architectural landscape elements — including the two structures with green roofs — represent the Islands’ diverse ecosystems and topography.

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1 Comment

  1. Kurtis Kroes November 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Excellent report, well written I must say.

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