The vegetation is autochthonous
(rosemary, lavender, thyme), visually less spectacular but of great sensitive
strength, giving a restful view; the bombardment of images is set aside
and the awakening of the rest of the senses is induced.
As the last pieces musically
giving coherence to the space, an explicit and occasional development of
music is catered for, in a small tempietto whose design volatilizes the
heavy feelings caused by roofing, thus reducing the stridencies of high
reverberation and, implicitly and in a generalized manner, various fountains
are used whose play deepens the gradation of nuances by provoking sound
in the course of the water along the platforms, basins and small Canals
in a naturally dry area where water is viewed with a special perception.
GARDENS IN SANTA BARBARA.
The intervention must fulfill three
basic requirements, as a direct consequence of its own urban implantation
and its topographic singularity: to appear as the articulating element which
will be capable of rearranging and giving significance to the urban fabric
surrounding it; to become the identifying landmark of a context which is lacking
in this type of sign; and lastly, to recover its condition of usable autonomous
space, overcoming the possible character of mere transit space which could
be understood from the necessary physical permeability it must offer its most
The surface space is just over eleven thousand square meter
son which are the remains of an old small beams factory, highlighted by a
chimney stack. The conceptual and articulating development of the complex,
mediatised by powerful unevenness, allowed for the development of a trace
whose configuration has almost been the result of a synthesis between an urban
and geographic archaeological study which would resolve, by means of the spaces
defining it, a series of platforms and flowerbeds adapted to this topography.