Projects: City and Territory
LA ARENA PROMENADE IN MUSKIZ
SUPPORT TO THE WORKS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION IN HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS DURING THE WORKS OF “MANAGEMENT OF THE COASTAL FRONT OF LA ARENA BEACH, BREAKDOWN NO. 1; TT.MM. MUSKIZ AND ZIERBENA (BIZKAIA)”.
Urbanisation of the accesses to La Arena, giving continuity to the intertidal and dry beach
Area of activity
CITY AND TERRITORY
Urban and landscape design
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
- Site Supervision
The purpose of these works is the urbanization of the accesses to the beach of La Arena and removal to the edge of the public domain of the beach facilities, giving continuity to the intertidal and dry beach. This work has consisted of the demolition of the platform on which they were implanted: pergolas, stairs of access to the beach and railings. Only the three seasonal beach service huts have been maintained. The access road and parking lots have also been demolished.
A longitudinal walkway was built that runs from Pobeña along the entire beach, without affecting the dune plantations and allowing the sand to pass under them. This walkway is made of wood with a railing next to the sea and open to the inner green area. A 2.70 m wide wooden footbridge has been built over a length of 733.41 m and another 4.60 m wide footbridge over a length of 73.60 m. All these walkways are executed with wooden handrails with stainless steel supports.
The parking area has been resolved with the elimination of a line of parking lots next to the existing sidewalks, so that a square and a promenade along the parking lot with an area of 3,426.27 m2 is created. It includes the access ramps from the parking lot to the new promenade, as well as the area for the new bus stop.
The pavement used has been artificial stone of dimensions 60×40 cm with a rough finish, both for the entire promenade and for the square area. The promenade and the new square have also been urbanized with the placement of benches, litter garbage cans, new LED lighting and protections with wooden railings on both sides of the pedestrian promenade.
As it is a beach area with dune plantation, the front of embryonic and secondary dunes has been regenerated by eliminating invasive species that compete with the natural vegetation of the dunes. The entire perimeter of the dunes has also been marked out with wooden posts with a hemp rope on top, in order to prevent intensive recreational use on the sandy área.