The Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Prize to the work
EL VALLE TRENZADO
: Grupo Aranea, arch. Francisco Leiva Ivorra and eng. Marta Garcia Chico - Alicante, Spain
Explanation of the Jury: the project resolves, with a brave sketch and an approach integrated, different enironmental problems typical of the contemporary city; the presence ot the deep incision of the river Vinapolò, with its hidro-geologic risks, that separates in two the city; the relationship among naturalistic, landscape and architectural project; the involvement of the city communities to turn the public work into a solution that changes the urban life.
But "El valley Trenzado" is also a sketch of architecture where new constructive techniques are to the service af the form: thanks to the great quality of the project, the material symbol of the But "El valley Tranzado" it is anch sketch of architecture where new constructive techniques are to the service of the forms: thanks to the great quality of the design, the material, symbol of a wrong construction, become tool of landscape sketch and solution of difficult problems.