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​Prize Winning Project for New Plaza in Lanzarote

Prize Winning Project for New Plaza in Lanzarote

The Tephra project designed by young Canarian architects, Antonio Diaz from Tenerife and Flavio Ramos from Gran Canaria, this week was awarded first prize in an international competition for the construction of El Almacen Plaza in Arrecife in Lanzarote.

The competition was organised by the international organisation, Rethinking Competitions, for the Government of Lanzarote. This received over 150 proposals from architects in 63 different countries, including Japan, the USA, Italy and Germany.

This project is described by Antonio and Flavio as a bioclimatic prototype that tries to recover the lost characterisation of Arrecife by deliberately ‘naturalising’ the city by valuing its flora, its fauna and its geology; so in short valuing its landscape. Therefore, this new plaza for Arrecife will create a meeting space designed for all types of activities, which will be surrounded by a garden.

This competition gave a six-month schedule to write the basic project, which allows a material execution budget of 350,000 euros, for a prize of 30,000 euros. Well done Antonio and Flavio.

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​Prison for the Mother Following Death of Baby

Prison for the Mother Following Death of Baby

The Court of La Orotava in Tenerife this week remanded the mother of five-month-old baby girl, who died last week, into prison without bail, who is accused of the crime of homicide.

The imprisonment of the month of the baby girl, identified with the initials ITT, is accused with her partner JLMM, who is also accused of homicide, after the death of the baby, due to an internal haemorrhage due to the rupture of the liver.

The judge, at this stage of the investigation, considered that at least there is a crime of intentional homicide, but does not rule out the possibility of the concurrence of other crimes, but that it was premature to talk about murder.

The woman was scheduled to testify this week, but her presence in court was postponed before the judge, because she was hospitalised in the psychiatric unit of the University Hospital after having ingested alcoholic beverages.

Social Services of the Municipality of La Matanza explained that the partner of the mother, JLMM has a record of consumption of toxic substances, interfamily violence and illegal activities.

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​Photographic Exhibition in Lanzarote to Learn About the Last Century

Photographic Exhibition in Lanzarote to Learn About the Last Century

The students of Alcalde Rafael Cedres School in Tias in Lanzarote this week presented their exhibition of 300 photographs from the family albums of their grandparents and great-grandparents to show what life was like in the last century.

This exhibition is made up of photos that the students discovered in these photo albums that represent work activities or customs of the 20thCentury.

The Director of the School, Cristo David Garcia, opened this exhibition and explained that it allows the current generation to see landscapes, families and moments of daily life. Cristo said “In one of these photographs, the great-grandparents of a sixth grade student, Miguel and Rafaella, are shown threshing lentils.

The classroom that houses this exhibition has been transformed into a room where visitors can step back into the year 1950, and also includes some artefacts of this era that local residents would have used.

Early Childhood Education teacher, Otilia Real, explained that her children learned that water jars had to covered with a cloth at night to stop insects falling inside, so that the water would remain clean to drink. A refreshing look at history with local sources of evidence that involve children finding out for themselves.

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​Port of Arrecife in Lanzarote to be Improved

Port of Arrecife in Lanzarote to be Improved

This week the President of the Port of Las Palmas, Juan Jose Cardona, met with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote to provide guarantees that the plans of the Port Authority to improve the operability of the Port of Arrecife will continue to move forward.

This meeting also confirmed that the construction of the harbour breakwater is now waiting for a final report.

The President wanted further dialogue and investments to prevent the debate on the autonomy of the Port of Arrecife from being discussed again.

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​Better Lighting for Playa de Santiago Tunnel in La Gomera

Better Lighting for Playa de Santiago Tunnel in La Gomera

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Government of the Canary Islands this week approved a new technical project to improve the lighting of the Playa de Santiago Tunnel on the GM3 in La Gomera.

This project will have a budget of 418,960 euros and should be completed within five months. This lighting project will cover the length of the 210 metre tunnel, and will use a system of LED technology lights that will automatically adjust lighting levels and adapt to the circumstances and the structure of the tunnel.

This project will include a luminesce meter control, as well as emergency and evacuation lighting with 24 LED lamps. The total potential of the installation will be about 23 kilowatts.

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