Desierto Plaza



Desierto Plaza plantations in Bilbao (Spain), designed in collaboration with NOMAD, Desierto Plaza is organized by a modular pattern of pixels combining different materials, such as stone, grass, shrubs, which respond to a set of parameters like circulation, wind, maintenance, topography…

Following a rule based system, we introduced sixteen different species of willows, which populate the whole plaza creating corners, spaces for gathering, shady areas, and clearings. Seasonality is very apparent due to the deciduous behavior of willows that have a totally different shape and volume from summer to winter.