Appraisal The rocky embankment that had represented a barrier has now become a connecting element: cut in the rock by means of planes of different materials; a gently sloping stairway connects the two levels of this district and is used by large numbers of pedestrians who choose this as an alternative to taking the much longer existing routes that run around the embankment. We take advantage of the place has a high point in Bilbao to create a vantage point over the city on a raised platform which is transformed into a sitting area. We eliminated the old crossroads between Pau Casals Avenue and Jesús Galíndez Avenue, creating a wooded area where the large lime trees which already existed in this area have been replanted. Above the old electricity substation we have created a play area for children, integrating the platform in an artificial topography of planting and flexible pavement. All of these elements have converted the rocky embankment that represented a barrier in the city into a connecting element for sitting and public use. Moreover, due to its scale, it has become a landscaping element that improves the quality of the surrounding urban space.
Arriba izquierda / Left top: Imagen del resultado. Finalmente, el talud de roca que suponía una barrera, se acaba convirtiendo en un elemento de conexión. Picture of the result. Finally, the rock slope that supposed firstly a barrier, ends up becoming a connecting element En medio a la izquierda / Left middle: Detalle de la sección. Section detail. Abajo izquierda / Left below: Talladas en la roca mediante los planos de distintos materiales aparecen unas escaleras de pendiente muy tendida que conectan los dos niveles del barrio. Cut in the rock by means of planes of different materials; a gently sloping stairway connects the two levels of this district. Abajo / Below: Mosaico de triangulos del talud. Mosaic slop triangles.