Coverage in Ordizia


Coverage in Ordizia

Kids playground coverage in Barrena Parkea

Year: 2023

Location: Ordizia, Gipuzkoa.

Architects: TAPER

Technical architect: Jose Ramón Álvarez del Palacio

Structural engineer: Mintengia y Bilbao arquitectos

Client: Ayuntamiento de Ordizia

Constructor: Iparraguirre Eraikuntza Lanak + Kimubat

Fotografías: Aitor Estevez

The proposal seeks to create a place for children, capable of hosting activities 365 days a year, regardless of the weather conditions.


The new piece seeks to provide a harmonious, non-invasive and restrained response within the environment in which it is set. To this end, aspects such as transparency, lightness and scale have been worked on. The materials to be used and their properties were also considered, as well as the reduced palette of colours and the structural system.


With regard to the play area, the project proposes the renovation of the rubber area, adapting it to the new elliptical geometry of the roof and proposing a plural and inclusive play typology.  It also incorporates new sitting areas with benches, new urban furniture and a redefinition of the green areas.