Benidorm West Beach Promenade :: Office of Architecture (OAB)
Barcelona, Spain

The Benidorm West Beach Promenade, conceived by OAB in Barcelona has got to be one of the happiest civic interventions that I've seen in quite some time. The singular building material, white concrete, is complemented with honeycomb shaped finish tiles in various colors and textures designed to catch the light in a unique way, and give the promenade "a lifestyle of its own" (in OAB's words).  Although the promenade's primary goals were to protect built up areas from sea breaks and organize traffic flow, OAB has managed to achieve this and much more while retaining a sense of playfulness suitable for this seaside location.

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1 comment:

  1. I was in Benidorm a long time ago, it would be great to see this in person! So colorful. xx


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