A URBAN REGENERATION STUDY OF THE NEIGHBORING HARBOUR AREA IN LAS PALMAS DE GAN CANARIA
La Isleta was developed during the 20th century as a consequence of the expansion of Puerto de la Luz, one of Spain’s biggest ports. First populated by people from the interior of the island who came to the city in search of a better life, the neighbourhood was subsequently modified due to the real estate market and the port transport infrastructures, affecting its original shape and accommodating new waves of migrants to the island. However, despite these changes, social connections in La Isleta remain strong and neighbours have a proud sense of ownership.
This study found, among other aspects, that patio houses from the first phases of development are at risk of disappearing and should be listed and protected as they may be adapted to city changes and commercial needs and at the same time positively condition the street section and public activity.
Location: La Isleta,Gran Canaria
Authors: Daniel Lorenzo, Carlota Casanova
Collaborators: Clara Garofalo, Adriel Achaval, María Lordán