SEDIMENTS: Minimal intervention to regenerate urban dune landscapes.


Personal Info

Name: Héctor García Sánchez

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Lucia Becntué

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Lyudmyla Moskalenko

Nationality: Ukrain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Inmaculada Navarro

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Carlos Navarro Pinto

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Nayra Rodríguez

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


Name: Lourdes Galindo Delgado

Nationality: Spain

Institution / Company: Architect


-FINALIST of Non Architecture Award Competition | Category: Landscape


¨… make a mountain with a grain of sand… ̈

Fuerteventura Island was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2009. ¨Corralejo National Dune Park¨ is located at the north. This was defined by UNESCO:“Core Area”. This zone is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the island. Its coastline has been invaded by a predator tourist urban development. In order to change the current urban model, this project proposes a simple intervention;  

¨invasion with endemic vegetation inside the urban spaces… so that natural forces can design a new sand urban landscape¨. 

Winds from the Sahara, marine currents, sun, dunes and endemic vegetation ( ̈Aulaga Canaria ̈ plant – Launaea arborescens and  ̈Balancón ̈ plant – Traganum moquinii) help to transform the existing urban spaces in a new ¨natural-urban landscape¨.

These elements are use as a matrix for a new   ̈urban – antiurban landscape ̈, where the streets, squares, and other public spaces are invaded for the sand or   ̈Nebkha Dunes ̈ (a type of dune generated with the support of the endemic vegetation). 

Sand arrives from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and also the  ̈Calima ̈ (winds saturated with sand arrived from Sahara Desert) The project uses   ̈Nebka dunes ̈ for create a new urban landscape where the sediments invade the coastline and free urban spaces (public or private). How can new Nebkhas be created? It is very easy; endemic vegetation will be planted everywhere…

In a matter of time, nature and ecosystems will do their work. 


Project Type: Regeneration of urban landscape inside ¨Corralejo National Park¨. Fuerteventura Island, Canary Islands, Spain.







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