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Plaza del Tenis

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Luis Peña Ganchegui
 
location San Sebastián
function boulevard, square
contributed by hansbrinker

Located at the western end of the boulevard that runs along 'La Concha', the bay in San Sebastian, the sculptures of Basque artist Chillida are placed next to the Plaza del Tenis. The place is the beginning and the end of the city, it is a symbol of the union of the city with nature. In a city that ends in a way, that is the sea. The square is situated next to a Tenis Club, hence the name. The public space is designed by local architect Luis Peña Ganchegui: "I looked for a similar treatment of both ends of the horseshoe de la Concha, at least in concept engineering of the city, an architectural engineering that is. Where the stone is treated by the beds of architectural form, as blocks of a Renaissance palace. As for the material, I choose the pink granite walls in Porriño. A unique element, the cobbles of fixed and variable length section, it provides the unity of material and guarantees that the number of shares within the scale of sculptures ... "

 

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Plaza del Tenis
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Paseo de Eduardo Chillida
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