Cala Advocat

Benissa, Valencia. Spain | 2021

Municipality of Benissa

The proposal is resolved as a space of intermediation not only between the sea and the land, but also between the natural and the urban. It proposes a combination of articulated actions that close the gap between both habitats, aiming to environmentally restore the environment through the most valuable ecological and human values of the place.

The local conditions (the imposing topography, the Mediterranean Sea, the landscape specificities, the existing infrastructures -among which the Ecological Promenade stands out- and the built background) have been balanced according to the dissolution of the limits between landscape and city. These realities end up becoming a unit by accentuating the architectural fact as an element that builds public space and incorporates nature as a culturally understood landscape.

The interventions on the edges between water and land articulate the entire operation. From the pedestrian access to the Cove to its East end, a succession of new sections enriches the approach to the water, improves access, eliminates architectural and visual barriers, geometrically arranges the surface that enclaves and even, through a singular gesture of prolongation of the platform, penetrates the water.