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Playa Honda Urban Park
The project site for the urban park of Playa Honda is located in the municipality of San Bartolomé, a key region in the island of Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain). The importance of this area is based on its proximity to the capital, Arrecife, and also for hosting the insular airport, an important tourist hub connecting with Spain, Europe and Africa. The strategic objectives of the proposal are: to convert the new Playa Honda urban park into a free public space of insular reach, bordering the airport and the Arrecife-Yaiza LZ-2 highway; to create a new iconic landscape as part of the scenic tourist network on the island of Lanzarote, characterized by its cultural and landscape richness linked to the work of César Manrique; and to articulate the relationship between the neighborhood of Playa Honda and the airport, serving both as an environmental buffer and as a attractive gathering space for the local community. This proposal was awarded a honorable mention in the competition for the design of Playa Honda's urban park.