RIBERA GALINDO EAST PARK DESIGN IN BARAKALDO
PROJECTS WITH JURY INTERVENTION, FOR THE URBAN DESIGN OF THE RIA FRONT AND THE RIBERA DEL NERVIÓN PARK IN THE GALINDO-EAST AREA IN BARAKALDO
Natural Park with a total area of about 10.7 ha
Area of activity
CITY AND TERRITORY
Urban and landscape design
BILBAO RIA 2000
- Diseño de propuestas para la ordenación y diseño del ámbito
- Desarrollo de una memoria técnica y justificativa de la solución
- Diseño de paneles expresando el diseño propuesto
The purpose of this competition, developed by Bilbao Ría 2000, is the development of the area in front of the estuary, in the area of Galindo-East (Barakaldo).
A technical proposal for the planning and design of the area was presented. Subsequently, after the awarding of the contract, the winning team will draft the preliminary urbanization project. It will then develop the construction project for the Ribera del Nervión Park, which will form the backbone of the riverfront, and will carry out the construction management of its construction.
The Park, with a total surface area of 10.7 hectares (106,667 m2), will be a new space that will combine landscaped areas, outdoor activity areas, bicycle paths, walking and skating areas, terraces and viewpoints overlooking the estuary. There will also be a green beach, natural meadows, water activities and much more.
In short, it is intended to break down the barriers that currently exist and open the space for the use and enjoyment of all citizens of Barakaldo. All this with the most sustainable and accessible design possible, careful with the environment and the use of resources and with an easy future maintenance.
The proposal proposes a very light intervention that saves the existing height between the Altos Hornos avenue and the estuary in a subtle way. It has a huge grass grandstand above the railroad line and provides only two architectural elements: a wooden pedestrian walkway that will connect with the old Franco-Belga ore loading dock and a linear pavilion that will house hotels and nautical businesses.
The rest of the space will be shaped in the form of fields, pedestrian routes, open spaces for concerts or popular festivals and even a green beach on the banks of the estuary for sunbathing.