Las Palmas
Harbour regeneration


Client: City of Las Palmas and Port Authority,
Master Planning Competition, Spain 2004
Designers: Grimshaw Architects
Engineers: Battle McCarthy, C. Patton
JvStedingk capacity: Design team member



Las Palmas has a highly industrialised harbour just behind its beautiful beach on the other side of the Isthmus. The city and Harbour Authority wanted to regenerate it into a marina and public spaces surrounded by hotels and administrative buildings. We made a proposal which was energetically entirely self-sufficient, using cool deep sea water, evaporation methods for desalinisation of sea water, and an off-shore 10MegaWatt vertical-axis wind turbine (see Clean Technology section).


pictures courtesy grimshaw