Adeje’s Plaza de España architect finalist for European Prize for Public Urban Space

The Plaza de España in Adeje, the new square between the town hall and the church at the top of Calle Grande, is a finalist in the seventh edition of the European Prize for Public Urban Space. The award was created to recognize the recuperation and creation of public spaces, and is held every two years, being granted to the professionals responsible, in this case Canarian architect Fernando Martín Menis, the architect behind the amazing and beautiful Magma Centre.

José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, the  Alcalde (mayor) said that from the outset they had  wanted to make a plaza which joined the present with the towns history and paid homage to Adejeros of the past. The end result has been a new tower in the exact place where there used to be an ossuary (vault), and under which, in the future, will be an art museum. As such, the project is unfinished, and is competing for the prize with 346 other finalists in Europe whose works are completed. The plaza will be included in the on-line European Archive of Public Urban Space which comprises a selection of the best projects presented for the prize.

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