PLACEMAKING: “Every Mayor’s Dream” - using the arts to develop an area where people want to live, work and congregate. The key is to treat the ARTS AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE CITY’S IDENTITY. (backers include National Governors Association (www.nga.org) and many others)
Designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona, this urban landscape snakes along the Benidorm seascape in Spain. The region is a popular attraction outfitted with high rise buildings, promenades, the bars, and the water. Yet, OAB’s addition to the thriving seaside has created an identifying element which sets this area apart from similar places.