Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
1998
Project
1999-2004
Realization
2007-
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Process

Although Santa Cruz is by the sea, it is separated from the water by the highway and the port.

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Initial manual sketches mark out the sea and the mountains as the two poles of the urban projects.

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A new link quay, initially stretching as far as the outermost pier, brings the existing structures together in a grand gesture of embrace towards the town.

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The highly pixelated image of a woman’s face, chanced upon by accident, initially provides the finish for the concrete elements; later the architects adopt only its strong black-and-white contrasts.

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The perforations are expanded into three-dimensional spatial structures.

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Studies of the link quay show superstructures providing a variety of facilities that will make this a meeting place with broad appeal.

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The artificial “crust”: lava landscape, perforated concrete and a large fountain.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1997-2001. The Complete Works. Volume 4.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2008. Vol. No. 4.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.” Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. “Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 – 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2002.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 02.2002.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1998-2002. La Naturaleza del Artificio. The Nature of Artifice.” Vol. No. 109/110, Madrid, El Croquis, 2002.

“Herzog & de Meuron Architekten. Tenerife Water Front.” In: La Biennale di Venezia (Ed.). “Next. 8th International Architecture Exhibition 2002. La Biennale di Venezia.” Exh. Cat. Venice, Marsilio S.p.A., 2002. Vol. No. 2. pp. 390-391.