Nice To Sea You | E13 Winner
Europan 13 - A Coruña, Spain
Nice To Sea You is an activation program with public and private initiatives. This project is the winner in Europan 13 contest. It´s focused in a sphere of actuation which contains two neighborhoods: As Xubias and A Pasaxe with the 2% of the city population. It will convert the area in a productive neighborhood.
The area, where the sanitary buildings are placed without sense, is defined by an abrupt topography and three lines: highway, train-tram and the water border.
This space of opportunity is a coastal ecosystem with good capabilities for crops and a peri-urban field between growing urban areas.
Interconnected phases are based in a needed step: public initiatives about enhancing public transports and a strip to solve the highway border and the traffic and parking problems.
This activation program is started by some primary operations: the bridge to Santa Cristina as a new urban link, the new train-tram public transport with stations both at the new park and square, several transversal connections, a new incentive parking… These measures will transform As Xubias in a free-car new urban node.
Public subsidies will improve the housing conditions and attract population at the same time the irregular settlement will be relocated. Building is associated to production, greenhouses, ground cultivation and shellfishing .
The productive park in A Pasaxe is the space for new events, where the restored building is a new activity focus. The border line is transformed in a water treatment pond, where the sea loch approaching is more pleasant.
Authors: Luis Santalla, Juan M. Salgado, Yago Liste, Vanesa Veira, Alba González, Ander Bados, Antonio Antequera, David Mariño