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David Closes : Parc à Manresa

The architect David Closes reconfigured a smaller park in the city of Manresa, Catalonia. Located in a dense area, the park lacked greenery and dimensions struggled to make it attractive for local residents. To create perspective and adapt to the local climate, the architect installed many pergolas and arbors in the park.

Clearly distinguishing the intervention of these metal structures, it disturbs the perception of the walker. Fragmented by these elements, the park becomes a rich and complex space, where the path of the bystander is orchestrated by the architecture and vegetation. The pergolas are made of tubular structures in galvanized steel covered with wire mesh, they invite the plants to colonize. At night, these buildings become streetlights and illuminate the park in a soft, warm glow, while the perspectives and views change with the seasons.

Photographs: Jose Hevia

For more information, visit the website David Closes.

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