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Awarded the prize of the competition for the renovation of the Plaza de la Balsa Vieja (11/07/2008)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and Council Member of Planning and Sustainable Development, María José Bedia, have awards for the competition for the remodeling of the Plaza de la Balsa Vieja, convened by the City, which First prize was awarded in the "Sun and Shadow" team led by architect Enrique Mínguez Martínez.

The contest of ideas, explained the mayor, was considered as "the most objective procedure to address the solutions needed to be done to proceed with the redevelopment of the site, solutions demanded by the neighbors to resolve Totana functional and aesthetic needs.

For this purpose 16 papers were presented with different and varied ideas to carry out the drafting of a suitable project to local needs as emblematic as the Plaza de la Balsa Vieja, located in a strategic location in the municipality.

Based on the foundations of agree, the jury has failed, taking into account criteria of aesthetics, functionality, suitability to the environment and budget.

The mayor explained that the creation of the jury opted for objectivity, and it was composed of technicians from the Directorate General of Housing, the College of Architects of Murcia and the municipal architect, among others, and thanked the participation of teams and the winning contestants of the same.

For his part, Mayor of Totana welcomed the successful participation of the competition where "there have been bright and innovative ideas gives us the reason for the need to reshape this place" and congratulated all

Thus, expressed his hope that "Totana is identified with the Balsa Plaza Vieja and was formerly a place centered on the law of supply and demand of water" and announced its intention to contract the execution of the leftovers as soon as possible.

Award Winners

The first prize, worth 5,000 euros, went in the "Sun and Shadow", the architect Enrique Mínguez Martínez, with the collaboration of five people, the second prize of 2,500 euros, has gone to the work presented in the slogan "2 x 1" team "Momo study" (made three), and third prize 1,200 euros went to the "Origami" project, presented by 7 authors.

Have also been awarded two special mentions to praise works presented under the slogan "Bubble" and "Thelonious."

Remodeling Project

The main objective of the proposal is to "reinvigorate and intensify the use of this space, giving it its own character and wherever possible to accommodate multiple uses, from the walk, rest and social relations to the more intimate spaces where collected for read or talk, "as explained Minués.

The proposals for this purpose include defining the space into two large areas or environments, pose a ramp that interconnects the entire area, creating shading through the use of pergolas and vegetation, raising the topography of the green, place laminated glass screens, designing new access to underground parking, playgrounds pose, to organize the flow of movement and paved surfaces.

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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