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L'Umbracle

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Santiago Calatrava
 
location Valencia
function garden, park, promenade
contributed by anandi_schiphorst

Following catastrophic flooding in 1957, the river was diverted in the southern section of the city and the old riverbed, now dry, it created a 10 km long park crossing the city centre. It was here that it was decided to locate the new complex of the City of Arts and Sciences, on flat land on the right bank of the final stretch of what was once the River Turia. L’Umbracle is the entry port to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is shaped by a succession of 55 fixed arches and 54 floating arches of 18 meters high. On them grows climbing plants, which will provide shade along the whole landscaped walk and will give a feeling of a "Winter Garden". Planted with native species, palms, orange trees, rock roses, mastic trees, rosemary, bougainvillea, that change shape and colour with every season, create different ambiences over the course of the walk. Inside the structure is an outdoor art gallery, called the ‘Stroll of the Sculptures’ with nine sculptures from contemporary authors.

 

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clair says:
so cool thanx
21-Apr-11
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L'Umbracle
Address
Pont de Monteolivet 1
Spain
http://www.cac.es/umbracle
Project is public!
Opening hours Free acces 24/7.
How to get there? Valencia coach station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Túria. This is the stopping place for regular services arriving from all over Spain. Just cross the river and catch EMT. EMT buses: 19, 35, 95 y 40. Motorway A-7 and N- 340 road: go across the Comunidad Valenciana from North to South. Motorway A-3: connects Madrid and Valencia. Motorway 234: connects Valencia with Aragón, Castilla-León and the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Completion 10- 2002
Floor area/size 7000 m2
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Client Generalitat Valenciana
 
Project ID 473
Latitude/Longitude 39°27'19N 00°21'14W
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