The project emerges from the need to remove the current existing barrier of the Guadalmellato Canal as it passes by the northern area of the city of Cordoba. The plan of the city is to bury it and use its course to create a linear park. The principal agent here is the sun and its movement. Due to the climate of the area, sun is the greatest determining factor of life in the public space. With the sun as aid, the park is structured in exposed, medium or high protection areas in which to enjoy different activities. Furthermore, the possible work tools (architectural materials) that the sun can offer- such as colour, light, shade, reflections or temperature- are extracted, and serve as tools to establish two different landscapes: natural ones, with local vegetation; and artificial ones, a series of lightweight structures that react to the presence (intensity) of the sun. The solar cycle along time is a design agent and together with citizens actions, is able to complete the proposal in real time.

Authors: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez and Izabela Wieczorek (Gálvez+Wieczorek)

Collaborator: Maria Luisa Reques

Developers: C.O.A.Co, UIA and Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir

Advisor: Carlos Rodríguez (Forest Engineer)

Date: 2003

Status: 1st AWARD, Local and National stages of the International Competition UIA Celebration of Cities.

Location: Córdoba, Spain

Surface of the central part: 594 Ha