Park in Lanzarote, Spain
A porous system grows on the West side of the Park, sheltering the singular programmed spaces. This is a pervious wall, with slits that provide pedestrian and bike connections between the West side of the site and the city of Arrecife. The wall is built with a gabion block system filled with local volcanic stone: a durable, non-expensive system that serves as an efficient acoustic insulation.
The lava walls are laid out in geometries that are reminiscent of the Lanzarote “Socos”, semicircular walls traditionally built in the island to protect vines from strong winds.
A system of trellises uses the wall structure to support the vegetation such as Canary Bellflowers, Canarina Canariensis, and Bouganvilleas.
The Park prioritizes local species and species that are acclimated tosubtropical areas, which require very little water to grow. Local traditional agricultural systems are adopted, such as the “enarenados” and the “picón” in the educational area, showcasing the farming of grapevines and Aloe Vera. Vegetation is crucial to provide areas of shade. Beside vines on trellises, trees such as the local “falso pimentero” Schinus Molle, and Canarian Palm trees, Mango trees and Canarian Pines.
We propose to extend the existing canal in the north area of the site into a constructed wetland. The treated water is used for watering the Park and to fill the artificial lake at the south side of the site.
Credits: The Fautory