Betanzos, A Coruña

University College of Dublin

Bachelor of Architecture

2010-2011

Betanzos Masterplan is a project which was performed by a team of six students. It consists on the development of an urban plan in the town of Betanzos, one of the oldest towns of A Coruña. At the first stage of the project, we had to analyze the problems and potentials that there are in the working area. From this analysis we create a range of strategies that we will use as rules to design our urban plan. The second stage is to project, develop and define our Masterplan. The place that we chose is located at the north of Betanzos. This is an area with a peninsula shape because it is surrounded by the two rivers of the town. For the connections we chose a “fishbone” distribution with a big main central axis. The secondary transverse roads turns up from this main axis, connecting the residential buildings, the endowments and the green areas. Moreover, this natural environment allows us to create walking areas and waterways which give more humanism to these spaces.

Betanzos, A Coruña

University College of Dublin

Bachelor of Architecture

2010-2011

Betanzos Masterplan is a project which was performed by a team of six students. It consists on the development of an urban plan in the town of Betanzos, one of the oldest towns of A Coruña. At the first stage of the project, we had to analyze the problems and potentials that there are in the working area. From this analysis we create a range of strategies that we will use as rules to design our urban plan. The second stage is to project, develop and define our Masterplan. The place that we chose is located at the north of Betanzos. This is an area with a peninsula shape because it is surrounded by the two rivers of the town. For the connections we chose a “fishbone” distribution with a big main central axis. The secondary transverse roads turns up from this main axis, connecting the residential buildings, the endowments and the green areas. Moreover, this natural environment allows us to create walking areas and waterways which give more humanism to these spaces.