Tudela (Club Med) restauration (Cap de Creus Cape, Cadaqués, Catalunya, Spain)
Club Med has been ‘deconstructed’, its ecological dynamics revived and a network of paths and viewpoints as been ‘remade’ for its rediscovery, becoming Mediterranean coast biggest restoration project ever. The work distills and enhances the consubstantial values of the site, the diversity of geological formations, the harshness and nakedness of the rock outcrops, the specialization of native vegetation, the wind and the sea magnificence. Five actions are contemplated in the restoration project:
1. Removal of Invasive Exotic Flora
2. Selective deconstruction of 430 buildings,
3. Management & recycling of 100% of construction waste,
4. Ecosystem dynamics revival, remaking the site’s topography and drainage systems, to reestablish the original sediment flows and exchanges between land and sea.
5. Discovery & social valorization. Including 3 main interventions:
- Hierarchical path system
- Network of viewpoints to enhance best panoramas.
- Animal-rock identification. Traditionally fishermen’s and kids had identified rock formations with animal names for its orientation, Dalí did too. The project, proposing a game of perception constructs a sort of ‘lecterns’ outlining the ‘animal-rocks’ silhouette
Landscape architect: Marti Franch