Saint Thomas More Square,

Valencia, Spain

The removal of the old social premises from the neighborhood parking annex created a rare opportunity to implement a substantial and significant new public space at the heart of the village. Our multidisciplinary team forged a unique identity for the space by transforming a previously isolated area into a place of integrated and vibrant public life. The project generation sequence involved reshaping the plaza to introduce perfect coordination and dialogue between the surrounding buildings. The introduction of a canopy on the western edge of the square fosters the feeling of refuge and an invitation to stay, while doubling the living area of the entire area.

The design of this public space also called for a circular neighborhood social venue on top of the new generated landscape scenario, we have projected it to striking effect in the form of a new public library designed by our Chief Landscaper, Angel Rubio-Tormos.