Holcim Foundation

Project Summary

The mysterious story of the garden that makes water

Completed in 2015, this urban renewal and landscape project supports recovery of an old quarter degraded by a landslip. The scheme maximizes water retention by exploiting the site’s existing qualities, including water recycling and filtration to provide a sufficient water supply.

Pathways follow the “desire paths” established by residents. A business incubator encourages enterprise back into the area, stimulating economic and social activity in the neighborhood.

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Capturing economic and botanical vitality
Garden blooms as finances flow
Prizes for sustainable construction projects in Europe
“Capitalizing on the inherent qualities of the topography” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Europe
Project Details
Cehegín, Spain
Monica García Fernández
Main Author
Monica García Fernández
Javier Rubio Montero
Further Author
Javier Rubio Montero
Acknowledgement prize 2005
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