Gran Canaria Trade Fair Master Plan

Redacción del Plan especial de Ordenación del área Recinto Ferial de Canarias (SG-11) de la Institución Ferial de Canarias (INFECAR. Feria de Gran Canaria)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands,


Cabildo de Gran Canaria

Master Plan

12 hectares

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Pre-certification. BREEAM_Urbanismo Rating (expected): Excellent Certificate of Satisfactory Execution

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Gran Tarajal Fair Complex

The current Gran Tarajal Fair is on the beachfront, between a promenade and the socalled Barranco de Gran Tarajal (the largest ravine on the Island). The project aims to refurbish the functional, material and accessibility conditions of the current space. The strategy includes opening the perimetral wall to make it more permeable to transit and redesigning the stage area and the kiosks to accommodate toilets and a cafeteria.

The design maintains the existing cubic volumes that house the stage and the kiosks. The intervention adds to each one a stand in the lower part, compacted earth walls in the intermediate, and a green roof with a wooden pergola that provides shade and support for the plants. This pattern is used for the auditorium and the kiosks. It aims to create an abstract urban landscape dominated by stands and landscaped pergolas that gives all buildings a similar and neutral character, regardless of size and functional program. This new space should invite spontaneous and daily use by neighbours and visitors, complementing the more formal cultural events throughout the year.

The new fair complex and its surroundings include a drainage solution based on natural infiltration systems that avoids compromising the public space from flooding with heavy rains. The project consists of natural materials such as pine laminated wood treated for exteriors, compacted earth walls and roof gardens. The resulting platform is fully accessible and is built with raw materials such as stabilised dirt and local stone.