Magnificent Factoría Joven Skate Park is a Luminous Oasis in Mérida

by , 07/11/11
Urban design,social design,Politics,Green Transportation,Design for Health,Daylighting,Architecture,spanish design,merida spain,Selgascano ,natural light,white structure,Extremadura Regional Council,UNESCO World Heritage Site,skate park,sports,internet access,local help,long-lasting materials,archaeological remains,Polycarbonate Panels,

Photo © Iwan Baan

Due to its extreme architectural impact and its long-lasting design, the building raised a critical political debate on how a public space should be designed today. But Factoría Joven is also a spectacular example of architecture built by the council in coordination with local residents. The project is set on the outskirts of a semi-industrial city in an effort to prevent the city’s desertification while encouraging young and old alike to engage in pleasurable and healthy outdoor experiences.

+ Selgascano

Via Domus

Photos © Iwan Baan

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