west 8: puerto vallarta
 
west 8: puerto vallarta
nov 24, 2011

west 8: puerto vallarta

‘puerto vallarta’ by west 8  in vallarta, mexico image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

international design firm west 8 has collaborated with trama arquitectos and estudio 3.14 to design an urban renewal project for vallarta, mexico’s iconic waterfront, malecon. conceived as a part of the town’s progressive and large-scale visionary strategic plan, the project seeks to reintroduce the public realm to a human scale.

running along the water with sweeping views of the pacific ocean, the outdoor design features a mosaic paving that carves out an undulating line on the sand. the historical identity of the village is maintained and illustrated through mythic drawings by jalisco-born artist fiencio benitez. the graphics are laid out using tarditional local pebble-stone pavement techniques, lending a contrasting skin along the waterfront. catering to both the locals and tourists, the project also includes specially-designed chairs and benches, newly-planted trees, and a cycling path.

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: puerto vallarta design elements image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

project info:

client: municipality of puerto vallarta site area: 19,000 m2

partner: trama arquitecto (project architect), estudio 3.14 (public realm and landscape architecture) team: adriaan geuze, daniel vasini, enrique, ibanez gonzalez, fernando diez, freek boerwinkel, joost koningen, juan figueroa calero, maria castrillo, perry maas, tanyi huang, xiaoxuan lu

  • Beautiful presentation
    love it

    MW

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