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Valdebebas Park
Madrid (Spain)

In collaboration with JCFO - James Corner Field Operations

 

Playscape invites everyone to play - It is fitted with many programs from running tracks, synthetic play surfaces, to basketball courts, soccer fields, tennis and petanque courts, all within walking distance to the residential development in the northern edge. At the center of the park there are generous picnic and barbecue areas, large event and program spaces. At its eastern edge is a large sandy beach by a lake with bathing pools, volleyball courts, and climbing cliffs. Further to the south are a series of gardens and a large flowering bosque to accommodate a multi use parking lot, used for festivals and markets. The bosque also houses the park maintenance and operations facilities.

 

Adjacent to the new judicial campus are gardens for play and pleasure.

Playscape offers a sustainable site strategy – It is anchored by a series of ravines that provide natural site drainage, and supports a diversity of native flora and nesting grounds for wildlife. The ravines feature a transect of ecosystems native to the region, from broadleaf and coniferous forests at the upper reaches, through maquis, garigue, and steppe landscapes, to sand dunes and wetlands at the lower reaches, all of which culminate in a lake.

 

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Client

VALDEBEBAS PARK

Size

80 Ha

Location

MADRID, SPAIN

Status

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

Date

2009

 

Team Leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez,

James Corner, Karen Tamir

Collaborators

Pastora Cotero, Cornelius Schmitz,

Brad Goetz, Megan Born