Benidorm is a Spanish town that enjoys a pleasant semi-arid
Mediterranean weather. It attracts thousands of tourists to its pristine
waters and beaches. In the last few years it has been affected by
unregulated construction that destroyed most of its vegetation with
catastrophic consequences. There has been an increase in temperature,
reduction of humidity, and long summer droughts.
Urbanarbolísmo is an
urban proposal that preserves and improves the environment through a
series of ‘reforesting towers’ with minimal footprint and a green façade
that collects, recycle, and inject rainwater into the soil. The
‘reforesting tower’ is a tension structure inspired by the Collserola
Tower. Its core is reinforced by radial trusses connected to traction
cables attached to ground structures.
Designed by Luis Alberto Hernández and Jordi Serramia