The Tagus river, Toledo
The Tagus river is the longest of the Iberian peninsula, running from east to west ending in the Atlantic ocean in Lisbon. In a dry geography, like the Spanish plateau, has a critical importance as a water resource and has been a key natural element for his history since millenniums.
The project for the Tagus river in Toledo could be divided in two distincts areas.In the first one, the river wraps the historical quater of Toledo. In one edge different paths are planned and the landscape of the slopes that descend to the river will be restored. In the another bank, an urban “living room” will reactivate with citizen uses this extraordinary place.
The second area is located on 20 km of river meadows in which there will be developed in different stages a big metropolitan park.
It is a very complex project, due to the enormous extension and the heterogeneous character of the interventions, and his difficult social and political management. The project is based in a city of world-wide patrimonial value with abundant historical remains, involving diverse public administrations and institutions, citizens participation included.