EditorInternational Forum on Urbanism Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Condicions d'accésAccés obert
In the 60's began the urbanization of La Manga del Mar Menor for tourism, an area so unspoiled and idyllic.
Urban development was entrusted to the architects Antonio Bonet Castellana and Josep Puig Torné.
The plan assumed conceptual change in tourism, from the traditional holidays to mass tourism. They studied the
native landscape values and opted for the concentration of the intervention by building autonomous units
sufficiently far from each other and arranged along a linear axis which is the area of La Manga, preserving the
maximum possible territory and achieving the profitability of the operation by increasing the height of buildings.
The separation of units allowed to enjoy the scenery and idyllic conditions of the situation between two seas,
assuming a major attraction and durability over time, and advancing and advocating the precepts of
sustainability and conservation of the landscape.
CitacióLópez Martínez, José María; Aroca Vicente, Edith. La Manga del Mar Menor: a posible utopia. A: Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. "6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener". Barcelona: IFoU, 2012, p. 1-6.