Josep Mias - Old-town public space renovation, Banyoles 2012. Portions of the town’s irrigation system were revamped and partially exposed in seemingly random slits and fissures, which are based on the somewhat haphazard occupation of parking, pedestrian, and infrastructural elements that have coexisted on the site for generations. Photos (C) Adrià Goula.
Herzog De Meuron - Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2008. The extreme geological conditions that formed the Canary Islands are the inspiration of the design. Highly textured black concrete pavilions mimic lava rock, and a large water basin, that fills with the tides, is divided with a tectonic-like line. Photos (C) Iwan Baan.