SOMOS.arquitectos wins the third prize in the Young Architects Contest for a public park in Fuencarral (Madrid). 

What do we seek when developing the project of an URBAN PARK?

What kind of place is behind the regulation when they speak of "green zones" and "outdoor living areas"?

At what point urbanism is free from regulation and planning standards to enter the people’s LIVING SPACE?

How to incorporate the daily places where we move into our most personal and intimate world?

How to achieve an environment that provokes a DEEPER WAY OF LOOKING, rather than empty and superficial vision?

What does a city need to enter the lives of its inhabitants?

An urban park is a problem of ground and landscape in the city.

Usually, we do not understand the city as landscape; then we tend to suffer more than to enjoy his contemplation.

A park incorporates the ground as urban material, manipulated material to create a new situation in the city, an ARTIFICIAL LANDSCAPE.The site is expressed through the terrain.

Also the vegetation, gaps, lights and shadows, itineraries... are materials of urban space.A TOPOGRAPHY in the city.

A cityscape. An environment that is complex, and not flat.

Multidimensional and polycentric in which there are several overlapping layers.

Understanding the site, the city, like a landscape... and incorporate this “artificial” landscape into the people's emotional world.

The pavement is manipulated and becomes a new manmade topography.

The artificial is DILUTED in the natural.The park is an IN-BETWEEN SPACE, where the natural and the artificial are mixed, melting together.