Client
Castelló Cultural
Ayuntamiento de Castellón
Constructor company
O.H.L. S.A.
Jardinerías y Riegos Azahar S.A.
Year
2004
Location
Castellón
Area
80.000 m2

“This park is one of the most important green spaces in the city and serves as a framework for the white volumes of the Auditorium and Conference Centre building.”

This park is structured into four perfectly differentiated zones:

 

South. The Orange Garden, articulating the end of Blasco Ibáñez boulevard with the main access to the Auditorium. The Teaching Garden, conceived as a learning space and leisure space in communion with the surroundings emphasising the history of this site. In its role as a large access plaza in front of the Congress building, it has a layout of pedestrian routes on prefabricated concrete slabs, alternating with coarse sand and gravel in different colours. The trees in this area are mainly sour orange. Set in between the paved sections are four large sheets of water strategically arranged to reflect the main façade.

 

North. Parking and events area: a large area with mulberry trees providing scenic continuity to the emblematic pedestrian promenade to the Basilica of Lledo.

 

West. A tree-lined area with elms, ash, Mediterranean hackberries and Japanese pagoda trees, giving continuity to the trees in the neighbouring park of Rafalafena. This zone contains the children’s playground.

 

East. An artificial topography was created with the earth coming from the excavation of the basements below the Auditorium, creating an acoustic barrier with respect to the Ronda Norte bypass running along the park. The trees in this area are pine trees on a well-tended lawn.

This park is one of the most important green spaces in the city and serves as a framework for the white volumes of the Auditorium and Conference Centre building.