PLAN DIRECTOR DE LA ZONA URBANA DE INFLUENCIA DEL BARRANCO DE BENIOPA - URBAN (GANDÍA, ESPAÑA)
BARRANCO DE BENIOPA, GANDÍA (VALENCIA).
ALBERTO PEÑIN IBAÑEZ, 08/08/1941
BLANCA PEÑIN LLOBELL, 08/09/1978
ELISABET QUINTANA SEGUÍ, ARQUITECTA PAISAJISTA
ALFONSO BLANCO, ARQUITECTO
CARLOS LLOPIS, INGENIERO CCP
GONZALO HERNÁNDEZ, INGENIERO ICCP (ARIN S.L.)
AGÈNCIA D’HABITATGE I URBANISME DE GANDÍA S.L..
FECHA DE REDACCION 07/2009
ADVANCE OF THE MASTER PLAN AND URBAN PROJECTS OF BENIOPA’S CANYON AND HIS AREA OF INFLUENCE.
The aim of the master plan is to rearrange and improve the urban quality of the area influenced by the Beniopa’s Canyon as it passes through the city of Gandia. The scope of the project covers a length of 2.5 km along the ravine.
Assuming from the beginning that the riverbed (which remains dry during the greater part of the year but is likely to be flooded by sudden and dangerous level rises) was not to be modified, we proposed three different kinds of interventions to be developed within 5 sectors of top-priority actions:
The three kinds of intervention are:
• The creation of a longitudinal itinerary parallel to the ravine with pedestrian and bicycle priority that forms a sort of pathway alongside the ravine as it crosses the urban area.
• The consolidation of transversal connections through Urban sutures that will transform the image of the urban limit.
• The creation of singular meeting places within the pedestrian network, which we call Urban staples, and that serve as small squares, encouraging social relationships at a neighbourhood scale and becoming poles of attraction.
Each of the five sectors will consist of the three kinds of intervention, which will keep a unitary image throughout the project.
So far the two first sectors of action have been developed at urban project level, and the first phase of sector 1 (semi-pedestrianization of the Barranc street) executed.