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2019 AIA Florida Design Awards

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Plaza Barceló

Merit Award of Excellence | Renovations and Additions

Plaza Barceló

Merit Award of Excellence | Renovations and Additions

Designed by Miguel Calzada Arquitectos.

The project Plaza Barceló was conceptualized as a space to give back the community, an area for meeting, leisure and rest. The design of the Plaza is divided into three main areas, responding to the different conditions of the streets surrounding it. The first area, the "Barceló Promenade” at the edge of Borinquen Avenue, responds to the roadway in space and scale, and at the same time, returns continuity to the sidewalks. The second area, the open-air amphitheater, corresponds to the defined intermediate space where we incorporated a map of the Antilles between the green zones, and the third area, is the Children Playground. This First Area is composed by the seating space with the pergola, and the Barceló Promenade besides the Borinquen Avenue. The walkway was extended towards the street, removing the parking area, giving priority to the pedestrian space. Roofed bus stops were designed, providing better conditions for everyday users. Dominoes is a traditional table game in Puerto Rico, as part of the proposal 12 domino’ tables were installed. This area has direct connection with the Green Square Amphitheater, creating an entrance portal through the pergola.

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