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Barranco de Veneguera Resort Master Plan
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Barranco de Veneguera Resort Master Plan

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Encouraging Sustainability Through Land Planning


The client wanted a resort for 12,000 people but gave few details. We imagined the rest, letting the land drive the decisions.  The site is an arid 3.5-mile long valley flanked by steep hills and terminating at the ocean in a flat plain. Two golf courses, selectively planted and irrigated by graywater, create a green ribbon that runs the length of the valley.

Working with Topography


The Town Center concentrates density in the flattest site and abuts an expanded coastline where we located beach clubs, cafes, retail and a marina. We placed a variety of guest accommodations in terraced hotels and hill towns overlooking the valley and ocean. Their architectural character reflects the terrain, climate and regional building techniques to create an authentic local guest experience unique to this place.

 

Project Details

Project Lead:

Patrick Burke, AIA

Professional Credits:

Landscape Architect – EDAW (AECOM)

Location:

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Completion Date:

1999

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