Landa Sortzailea Gipuzkoa 2020
To enhance the value of the Gatzaga area by activating the abandoned path between Leintz Gatzaga and Aretxabaleta and restoring it so that it can used by bicycles, for hikes and to raise awareness about health, life and the environment.
Pez Estudio is a creative cell formed by two architects in 2007. The pair creates different working teams by introducing experts specialising in the project they are developing at the time. They are interested in the creation of societies with minimum material and energy consumption, the ability of citizens to participate and decide design processes at all levels, the impact of contemporary economic changes on a city, the lifestyles of people and production systems, and the incorporation of non-standardised techniques and technologies, either from recovering traditional and intelligent constructive systems or integrating digital media to improve design qualities.
He has held exhibitions, conferences and workshops in artistic and educational institutions in Europe, North America and Latin America.
PEZ ESTUDIO'S PROPOSAL
To come up with a shared project by using collaborative work sessions in which the sensitive mapping of the path can be discovered, including the issues for which to raise awareness. To identify and include partners of interest.
Three work sessions have been carried with the participation of the municipality and Improbable Collaborator. The path was traversed during these in order not only to highlight it as an element of connection between places, but also to provide it with its own identity. The history of the path was therefore studied, sites where major events took place were mapped, as well as others that triggered emotions in people walking along it either because of the landscape that can be seen or because of the state of the path itself.
The work to enhance the value of the Leintz Gatzaga path originated with a link to mobility. An applied creativity process made it possible to go beyond this initial idea to propose others to activate the valley with regard to tourism, education, mobility and culture. Work was carried out in the initial phase of identification and diagnosis by using sensitive mapping based on the individual experience of elements such as identity, belonging and commitment in order to define concepts linked to the path. Opportunities were then explored collectively. The result was the prototyping of some of the ideas that emerged: creating signs that would help to identify the route from a cartographic and historical point of view, creating a passport that would identify people who were responsible for the route, activating online communication channels and creating educational material for schools in the area, as well as designing educational excursions that would connect history and museum facilities in the area.