Rocky coastal formations can be a spectacular thing. However, it's not the most ideal kind of coastline, in terms of accessibility and leisure. Based on this premise, the Spanish architect Vicente Guallart designed a series of interventions for the rough, rocky coast of VinerĂ³s. These so called "microcostas" (microcoasts) form wooden islands on top of the rock surface, to relax, sunbathe or read. The wooden topology partially adapts (and smoothens) the existing topography of the site, but at the same time it adapts to the new and proposed uses of the site.

In a way, the man-made islands of this Mircocoasts project extends the coastline, and the practical use of it. And by retaining the interventions to a set of smaller scale islands, the new structure doesn't become all too dominating over the existing rock formations.

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