3000 Trees for Alcala

Spain is facing a huge economic crisis and unemployment rates are rising. This condition was considered one of the major constraints by developing our master plan for the Alcala park.

Alcala park, between Alcala de la Selva and Virgen de la Vega in Spain, will become part of a new river landscape. LINT's proposal offers a flexible, contextual and effective parkdesign within the context of this economical crisis. By defining the park program on specific strategic spots within a grid of trees, not only costs are reduced but also a new flexible parkzone will grow within time.

3000 Poplar trees are planted in a grid of 6x6m. The Poplargrid is a local principle found along the river Alcala and is scaled up to a large landscape structure. New building projects can be built towards the park and create strong urban edges.

Underneath the trees parkroutes connect the surrounding villages and existing walking routes into a new recreational network. Open voids within the grid locate a range of existing and new park functions with a mainly public character.

Alcala Spain, commissioned by Europan competition,landscape architecture, park design, public space design, Flux landscape architecture, Utrecht, 2011