Paseo del Óvalo

Teruel, Spain 2003


The project consisted in the recovery of the heritage value of Paseo del Óvalo in Teruel, taking into account its majestic staircase to interact with the environment and become a benchmark for the city, consolidating itself as an identity hallmark.

Each space had a lighting design according to its architectural particularity, connecting the intention through a link of light between two levels. The illumination of the common elements in both areas worked as a nexus, resorting to subtle elements of light effect in the leaves and under banks.

The creation of atmospheres, the relationship between luminance and illuminances, as well as the play of light and darkness and the multiple visual sensations, make this a complex space, where different functions treated with different light levels blend to create different environments through the light.


Client: Diputación de Aragón
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects + b720 Arquitectos
Awards: Award of Merit, IALD 2005, World Heritage City Award 2004, European Prize for Urban Public Space 2004, Finalist (outdoor space), FAD 2004
Photo: ©Andres Otero; artec3 Studio