Plaza España in Adeje, Spain, wins new and old category
Date posted: 03/10/12
It was, said the judges, ‘a transformative project that uses the removal of buildings to open up an enlarged public plaza to an incredible landscape.
‘The addition of a small, underground museum adds to the surprise and unique understanding of how to activate a new public amenity – but more importantly it defines a new way for the town to appreciate its own identity and context, away from its role as a tourist destination.’
They emphasised that it was a bold response that ‘allowed the ‘un-obvious to become the obvious solution’.