| The winning project "La Ventana del Puerto" presented by the president of the Autonomous Community, Fernando López Miras | This morning the president of the regional executive, Fernando López Miras, presented the winning project of the contest "Study of developments of uses and landscape integration in the maritime façade of Cartagena" that aims to make Cartagena more open from the facilities and spaces of the Port, such as a scene of coexistence of integration in the day-to-day life of the port and the city, where the port front takes center stage in the life of the city, with new urban uses, as a setting for major citizen events, in short, an attractive space for tourists and Cartagena.
Collect the symbiosis Port, city of Cartagena, Region of Murcia. The jury selected at its meeting on September 28 as the best proposal "La Ventana del Puerto" for its suitability, architectural quality and technical, economic and constructive feasibility, it was valued by its members as the best and most suitable to carry out the jobs.
The purpose of this project is to configure the Plaza Mayor in Cartagena as a presentation letter for future actions, for the cultural and historical authenticity of the port and the city, with the involvement of professional and local intervention. Its main axis is a dreamy cultural tour with the sea in the background, creating museum spaces and adding value to the existing ones: the Urban Museum of the Navy and Navigation, an exhibition space in the Old Club de Regatas, moorings of vintage boats in the Boat Dock.
It also proposes to create the "Cartagenas del Mundo" square, a versatile space with mobile pergolas, playgrounds, sports courts, in short, open spaces that invite Cartagena to rediscover the sea.
The document will serve as the basis for all future actions on the seafront in the coming years.
The winning team for the Plaza Mayor de todos is led by the architect José Manuel Chacón Bulnes. For the president, Yolanda Muñoz, "the project proposes to change the asphalt for vegetation, CO2 and noise for clean air and silence.
An urban forest will allow walks in the shade throughout the entire stage; promoting nautical and recreational activities and presenting an environment of enjoyment of the wonders that we have in our port within the reach of anyone who wishes to experience, visit and enjoy such as the installation of a center for the experimentation of navigation and riverside carpentry, an aquarium managed as a center for research and dissemination of native fauna and flora ".
He also underlined the importance, always from the respect, of the integration of cultural heritage and all the productive value that the wall of Carlos III supposes, which is involved in this development of new spaces. The cultural offer will be joined by the gastronomic and leisure offer that is currently being developed by the private initiative and that, without a doubt, will enhance the use of the esplanades.
On the one hand, the businessman, entrepreneur Alfonso Torres together with a brand of ours that symbolizes doing more Cartagena, more region, Estrella Levante are planning to launch a restaurant, a celebration room, a brewery and a commercial building in the Port Authority.
spaces for musical and cultural events.
And, on the other hand, the Zamora Company Group, associated with the chef Pablo González Conejero, will install a new concept of restoration in the old premises of the Chamber of Commerce "Port and city have always gone hand in hand.
Cartagena, through the port, has been and is the gateway for visitors, an enclave of cultures and this heritage is a strength that we must value.
With this project we will obtain the route to know what we can do with the help of the experts and, above all, of the people of Cartagena "added the president.
It is a technical document with the information necessary to know the current state and establish the priorities for action that guarantee the treatment of its meaning as a whole, integrating the BIC and its environment, everything that improves its social projection, and in particular allows its enjoyment to the neighbors and tourists. Citizen participation is in the DNA of the Port Authority, the City Council and the regional and state Administrations, so the winning projects will be exhibited at the main headquarters of the Port Authority for 15 days so that citizens can make suggestions, which will later be studied by the technical team. The action has a budget of 28.8 million and is included in the Immediate Action Plan for Economic Reactivation, endowed with 200 million euros. Plaza Mayor in Cartagena is for "you".