Promenade in rural environment

Promenade in rural environment

Bona fide taller
Les Coves de Vinromà, Castellón, Spain | View Map
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Oleh Kardash Horlay

Promenade in rural environment

Bona fide taller as Architects

Located on the edge of a small town by the river valley, the promenade is a landscape intervention on the side of a road, a ceramic carpet that has been unrolled following the line of the existing stone wall that holds the terrain. It creases and folds as the trees and roads cross its way, thus dragging stones of concrete in those backwaters, where one can sit. The surfaces of these slabs polished as if they were exposed to the sanding of use. Other elements such as bollards lead the flow.

It descends and drains into a small plaza. Unlike the pathway, this space is of urban, domestic attributes. An outdoor room for meeting and rest. A fountain holds the center, expelling its water through an open drain to the natural terrain below. From its ledge of rusted mesh and stone the river can be seen, with all its white marbles, and the abandoned barns at the other side of the valley. The dry-stone wall that holds the court follows a footpath that goes down to the old wheel, coming from the high levels of the town above. Its stepped slope is solved with river stones in between salvaged bush-hammered masonry -as found in the nearby streets uphill-, all under the shade of the pines.

Materiality is key, particularly in such a delicate environment. Pavement is built using blocks of recycled low value ceramic stock, cut and reassembled, resulting in a warm red pinstripe. Along with stone work, stone paving of different sorts and rusted steel, the intervention blends into the palette of the landscape.  

Designed from the early stages to the final details by hand, no software of any kind has been employed. Developed by Bona fide taller in the urban edge of the small town of Les Coves de Vinromà, in Castellón (Spain), is the result of a competition promoted by the ceramic industry of the region.


Material Used:
1. Flooring: Ceramic block, LifeCerSud, ITC
2. Flooring: Washed Concrete
3. Retaining walls: Dry-stone wall
4. Railings: Rusted steel
5. Exterior lighting: Projector Beamer 2700K, ERCO
6. Exterior furniture: Hard polished Concrete

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Projector Beamer 2700KErco
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Projector Beamer 2700K
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