Glorieta Juan Carlos Mula Competition, Spain

Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula, Architecture Competition Spain, Architect, Murcia Design

Glorieta Juan Carlos Mula Competition

Murcia Architecture Contest: Plaza Landscape, Urban Realm in Spain – design by esc-studio Architects

3 Nov 2010

Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula

Location: near Murcia, Spain

Architects: esc-studio

Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula, Architecture Competition

ESC won in 2009 the international competition for the redevelopment of the Glorieta Juan Carlos I in Mula (Spain).

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Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula pictures from esc-studio

The scheme, presently in development, integrates the currently fenced plaza into the surrounding urban fabric, returning the space to the community by creating a public promenade that breaks the rigidity of the previous configuration and establishes a direct connection between the city and the heart of the square, while preserving the entirety of the existing vegetation.

The main circulations are carved into the current levels of the square, revealing a dynamic pattern that runs through the space among the programmed activity islands that host children, elderly and performance spaces, and allowing a stepless access to the square from the adjacent streets.

The space planning of the square has been generated with custom software that implements a Voronoi algorithm to subdivide the space into circulations and activity areas. This interactive application allowed for a public consultation process that took place in Mula in December 2009, and gave the citizens the opportunity to actively participate in the design process by proposing their own design ideas. Each of the user’s proposals will be the reflection of the individual’s perception of the space and his personal approach to the new design.

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Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula pictures from esc-studio

The scheme is designed as a self-sufficient, carbon neutral space. A series of climate control units will be scattered through the square, equipped with PV cells, lighting and fog systems that will lower the temperature of the square in Summer, while producing all the energy required for the normal functioning of the space, being at the same time a physical reminder of a continuous compromise with the environment.


Mula – generative software from Enrique Ramos.

Glorieta Juan Carlos I redevelopment Mula – Building Information

Type: Public Space
Surface: 5.400m2
Budget: 1.000.000 €

esc-studio are a young architecture company based in London

Related links:

http://www.esc-studio.com/ml_2010
Los Muleños dibujan su plaza

Mula design contest entry images / information from esc-studio

Location: Glorieta Juan Carlos I Mula, Spain




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