A URBAN REGENERATION STUDY OF THE NEIGHBORING HARBOUR AREA IN LAS PALMAS DE GAN CANARIA
La Isleta was developed at the mid of the XX’s century as a consequence of the expansion of the Port of La Luz, one of the biggest Spanish ports. Firstly populated by people from the interior of the island coming to the city in search of better life conditions, the neighborhood have been sequentially modified under the influence of the real estate market or the port transport infrastructures affecting its original shape and accommodating new waves of migrants from outside the Island. However, despite the changes, social links in la Isleta remain strong and neighbors demonstrate their proud and sense of ownership.
This study founded, among other aspects, that patio houses from first developing phases are under risk of demise and should be catalogued and protected due their capacity to be adapted to city changes and commercial needs at the same time that positively condition the street section and the public activity.
Location: La Isleta,Gran Canaria
Authors: Daniel Lorenzo, Carlota Casanova
Collaborators: Clara Garofalo, Adriel Achaval, María Lordán