Plaza de Galicia is intended to become a place of reference for social and community relations within the urban centre of Lalín.
The proposal revolves around the concept of unifying the plaza with the town hall as by extend the shape language and form of the town hall towards the surrounding area, creating an easily identifiable space.
The plaza is meant for two different uses. On the one hand, a large central open area occupying most of the space of the square, conceived as a place for leisure and recreation, and on the other hand, a linear walkway to support the buildings surrounding the square.
Connecting the two spaces is an area made up of small grass mounds, planting areas with paths and benches. These mounds compose a permeable separation, forming part of both spaces at the same time, while at the same time presenting their own character and identity.
The very topography of the mounds, in addition to their aesthetic interest, creates different situations that are very attractive from the point of view of human comfort: slightly sloping areas with different exposures, more open areas and other more intimate areas create diverse spaces that are attractive to all users. The aim is to reinforce the potential of this space with the creation of a small amphitheatre, the installation of equipment such as benches towards the paved area, tables with benches, a sandpit for children’s games, lighting, litter bins, etc.