The Paseo Marítimo: Where the City Meets the Sea

The Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti of OAB is a colorful esplanade built along West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. The promenade is not meant to be a border, rather a transition where the city meets the sea.


Designed as a dynamic space, the esplanade suggests different walking paths that provide a scenic view of the beach while providing multiple areas where people can sit and enjoy the rich landscape of Playa de Poniente, without any architectural limitations.

The ceramic paving tiles used on the esplanade were developed in collaboration with the Institute for Ceramic Tile Technology and produced by Keramia Cerámica.… Continue Reading