Interesting contemporary architecture in Tenerife
1) Plaza de Adeje
Fernando Menis, whose innovative work has been acknowledged at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, equally redesigned the public town square of Adeje in 2010. This unique plaza grants an overwhelming view of the striking Barranco del Infierno ravine. Adjacent stands the Santa Úrsula Church, a cultural heritage site originating in the 16th century.
2) Eco-village ITER
This remarkable eco-village run by the Technological Institute of Renewable Energies (ITER) was built as a project to create bioclimatic homes, adapted to the local climate and self-sufficient in their energy needs. Architects from around the globe submitted many original ideas and 25 houses were selected from 397 entries. These very exceptional houses can be visited or even rented, as long as you don’t mind the accompanying swish of the surrounding giant wind turbines.
3) Magma Art & Congress
This exciting infrastructure, inaugurated in 2005, simulates the waves of the sea and is one of architect Fernando Menis’ masterpieces. Built in concrete and the local chasnera volcanic stone, it is a modern venue boasting fantastic acoustics, where many musical and cultural events take place. Guided tours of the building are available.
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