The project by architect Salvador Moreno Peralta has a budget of 14.5 million euros. It will develop more than 15,000 square meters and create “a new pole of tourist attraction”.
Work on the Costa del Sol balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, a project by Malaga architect and urban planner Salvador Moreno Peralta that will be located in Estepona, has begun after months of preliminary work, the city council announced on Tuesday. The project foresees the creation of a large public space that will constitute a balcony over the sea and will include socio-cultural equipment, a commercial area and a restaurant on Avenida de España, next to the lighthouse.
The initiative, which has a budget of 14.5 million euros, will develop more than 15,000 square meters and create “a new pole of tourist attraction” in the area, in accordance with another of the key projects of the municipality, namely to become the “Garden of the Costa del Sol”, highlighted the Consistory of Estepona.
The construction of a socio-cultural center, which will include a commercial area and restaurants, will be carried out in one of the main axes of the city and will complete the urbanization of the surroundings with the union of a privileged enclave next to the sea with the city center.
On the roof of the building, a large pedestrian area and an observation tower, reference point of a project that will be developed essentially below the ground level of one of the main avenues of the city, Avenida España.
The viewpoint tower, “a unique element in terms of its design and functionality”, will be a multi-purpose space comprising, among other things, a library, an exhibition hall, a conservatory and training rooms.
Several open squares and staggered parks that take advantage of the irregularity of the terrain and distributed between this avenue and the current promenade, complete the proposal presented by Moreno Peralta, the statement adds.
The work on the project, which begins on Tuesday, is part of the plan which has restricted road traffic to 18 linear kilometers of the city corresponding to 130 roads and whose objective is to develop a model of a “sustainable and committed to quality of life,” the statement added.
This tourist town on the Costa del Sol has experienced, according to its mayor, José María García Urbano (PP), “an important modernization and transformation” in the last decade and this project goes in this direction, concludes the Consistory.