Searching for the end of the rainbow? Perhaps it is on the beach in Spain.
We have looked at a number of public art installations and amazing urban spaces previously on Babyology (twig houses and monster footprints come to mind) but none as colourful as the promenade at Paseo Marítimo de la Playa Poniente in Benidorm, Spain.
The one-and-a-half kilometre concrete barricade between the beach and buildings has been tiled in every colour of the rainbow creating a beautiful and playful urban space.
Terraces, garden plots, stairs and ramps hug the coastline in a sinuous pattern, with car parking cleverly disguised under the ‘rainbow’. I like that the shapes reflect the lapping of the sea at the shoreline – it’s sympathetic to nature and incredibly modern at the same time. Note that before the rainbow promenade installation, a four-lane highway split the beach and the buildings in Paseo Marítimo and the beach access points were more than two hundred metres apart. What an incredible improvement has been made.
So, meet you in ‘orange’ for a lunchtime swim?
(via Cool Hunter)