100-ACRE PARQUE DE LEVANTE IN MURCIA,

100-ACRE PARQUE DE LEVANTE IN MURCIA,

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K/R Architects
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n/a, Spain
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ACRE PARQUE DE LEVANTE IN MURCIA,

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New York, April 28, 2011 – John Keenen and Terence Riley, founding partners of K/R Architects, announced today that the firm has completed the master plan for the 100-acre (40-hectare) Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain.


The plan, which reinvents the concept of a museum-park explores the relationship between art and culture as a generator of creativity and education, as well as economic dynamism and tourism. The park will serve the Mediterranean region as a major art destination. K/R recently presented the master plan at City Hall in Murcia. Currently, the park occupies a vast parcel of land along the Segura River within walking distance of the city’s historic center.


The master plan envisions the site as a sustainable and bio-diverse open air museum – the largest in Spain and one of the largest worldwide – devoted to extensive land-based art installations, and a 485,000 square feet (45,000 square meter) campus for a new Museum of Art, Design and the Environment. The mission of the museum will be to support and expand on the open-air installations by collecting, preserving and exhibiting works by artists and designers that deal with the natural environment in new and innovative ways.


The design of the museum campus and its buildings will be determined by an architectural competition to be initiated later this year. K/R's design interweaves diverse landscape elements with civic amenities throughout the site, including a 1.2-mile (1.9-kilometer)-long shaded promenade that meanders through groves of existing citrus trees and new

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