Workshop and Implementation Lab - Huelva
20-22 APRIL 2005 Huelva - Spain

The metropolitan area of la Ria (Odiel Tinto) de Huelva is on the southern coastal area of Andalusia at the tip of an estuary of the Odiel and Tinto rivers, which merge before joining the Atlantic Ocean.
The economic base of this metropolitan area is primarily derived from the processing and extraction of chemicals from local and regional mines. Despite an extended history of settlement and geographic significance, this area of Andalusia suffers from poor regional identity and image.
The MILUnet workshop and...

The Factory is an important piece of XVIII c. industrial architecture. Its industrial activity ceased long ago. It remains the property of the Ministry of Defence. It houses some office facilities and archives, but it is mostly empty. Its location, just outside the city walls, is rather central nowadays. It occupies 17000 m2.
In 1994 the National Ministry of Culture began a procedure to declare it "of cultural interest"; as a result it was declared a "Monument" in 2001. In 2000 the IPHE, part of the Ministry of Culture, implemented a Plan for Industrial Heritage (Plan de Patrimonio Industrial). Within this plan it commissioned the "Director Plan for the...

The project was the result of a competition for the substitution of an obsolete football stadium and the adjacent square with a mixed use, high density development, with parking spaces and incorporating the existing civic use. The land belongs to the Town Hall. It is located in a densely populated part of the city that constitutes a second urban center, defficiently connected with the historical center.
The following paragraphs are extracted from the winning proposal?s memory:
"The proposal is born from the conscience of the damaged situation in which a previously exploited land is left. The main idea consists of organising a "protective layer" under which the...

The project studies how to establish different routes to ride by bicycle and to walk, in eleven municipalities, using and recovering parts of the creeks and riverside walkways, the traditional agricultural communication system, and the remaining itineraries of the old train system in the Vega of Granada.The project intends to recover part of the rural net that is used for agriculture in the Vega.
The Vega of Granada is an area that surrounds the capital of the province, it is one of the most fertile zones of Europe. The project has completed the planning of the routes use principally by cyclists, and the next phase is the design with measurements of the routes.
Today, the...

This project aims to create an intervention procedure in the ancient Gypsum Mine of Castellón Alto in Galera, Granada. The objective is to consolidate and secure the stonewalls, vaults and domes to enable the rehabilitation of such a space for new uses that will contribute to the development of this municipality through economic promotion in relation with its archaeological and historic relevance.
This Gypsum Mine is an ancient singular quarry excavated in the ground right underneath what nowadays is one of the most important archaeological sites in Andalucia, Castellon Alto.

The Council of Tudela and other local partners have proposed the project to create a sustainable community in the locality. Canraso, the new neighbourhood of Tudela hopes to become a new reference for the integration of new sustainable renewable technologies.
The Eco-Community of Canraso consists of a community with a very high energy efficiency, designed in accordance with the principles of sustainability and whose realisation is not only limited to the buildings, but also to the integral management of the neighbourhood services as well, including energy, urban renovation and the empowering of Tudela in its role as the second city of Navarra. Thanks to this project, an...

Urola Garaia is a region located in the heart of Gipuzkoa, composed of the towns of Legazpi, Zumarraga, Urretxu and Ezkio-Itsaso. As the financial recourses basically came from the industry (siderurgy) the crisis in the branch, occurred toward the end of the 80's affected dramatically the population. Arising from this situation a group integrated by the local administrations, the private sector and particulars brought to life the LENBUR project focused on searching new ways for revitalising the region.
Three major objectives were set up: 

· Recovery of the industrial area in order to erect a museum.

· Recovery of a free area (nearly 10 km) as a...