Architecture + Design


Benidorm, Spain

The Umbracle is a shading element that like an urban tree can define a shadow path to guide pedestrian in comfort.

The prototype has been placed in a new public space of the city to then be replicated in other parts of the city. The structure responds to sun orientation. There is one that responds to morning sun, and a second one that responds to afternoon sun. The different sizes of the section suggest the walking and resting area, this way the structure has a dialogue with the pedestrian behaviour.

The urban tree is also a night feature giving light to the street and creating a dynamic experience in the walk of floating light stripes.

In collaboration with Rafael Landete and Enrique Ferrer.