Architects David Chipperfield and Fermín Vázquez (b720) designed “Veles e Vents” on the Valencia harbour pier for the 32nd America´s Cup. The project includes the main building for visitors, a continuous parking building and the park zone.
The project itself resolves the height difference between the city and the sea, with public routes and promenades parallel to the canal, linked by steps and lookout-terraces. For the car park façade on the lower level, Escofet manufactured walls with a tooth section in dark grey pre-cast stone, interrupted by the link steps. Using the same material and finish as these panels, we also produced the Socrates benches, large-format planters and the Net ashtrays. COR-TEN steel Bin litter bins were also installed throughout the outdoor space. The America´s Cup project was designed in conjunction with Escofet in 2006 and 2007.