Much of today’s Plaza de España and the cargo docks of the Muelle de Enlace is reclaimed land anchored in the steep drop of the Atlantic Coast at great expense and requiring immense quantities of material. Anything that is now constructed there will essentially be an additional crust, a new layer superimposed on what is for the most part landfill. Accordingly, the new structures will not be conventional architecture such as that found elsewhere in the city, but rather a landscape or a topography that stands out against the existing skyline of the city. The new architecture built on top of the reclaimed land will be different in expression from the rest of the city, which has grown and developed on the mainland.
Plaza Espana – Santa Cruz de Tenerife – by Herzog & de Meuron
ABITARE 489 – Februari 2009