Plaza Séneca

A void is not a space…

However, we can transform the void created by the bus station’s relocation and by the scheduled demolition of four apartment blocks, into a quality urban space capable of regenerating the neighbourhood.

Our starting point is the topography; the play between the differences in height of the urban layout and the horizontal plane of the station hall. This provides the necessary resources to solve two differentiated spaces within the scope of the project. The first one, connected with the old station, is generated by the horizontal plane extension of the hall’s floor, providing a suitable surface for activities with large amounts of people. The rest of the square keeps the gentle slope towards the sea and allows for a second area meant for daily leisure use. The space here is organized in parallel strips, of a much smaller scale, separated by green lines.

The station hall clears itself from ground floor enclosures, unconnected to the roof’s concrete structure, and becomes part of the space on square, serving as a large canopy able to accommodate multiple activities.

We propose working with trees and street furniture to limit the presence of the urban environment on the square.