design: benidorm leading the way with public design space initiative.

17 Oct

Local authorities are not known for their expertise when it comes to championing great public design, much less when it is subject to a ‘design competition’ – not so for the Benidorm Council and the Generalitat (Government) of Valencia.  In 2002 they called for entries to transform the beachfront promenade, which would serve as a catalyst for the changing image of the Spanish holiday mecca.

 

Work began in 2006, and completed in 2009, even receiving a special mention for the European prize for urban public space.

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