HISTORY

The connection of  Stretches 13, 14, 15 and 16 with the 12 happens in a respectful way continuing its itineraries but with a layout which respects the central water canal: moving water.

Historical meanders are recreated with small mastic (Pistacea lentiscus) islands accessible just for birds native to humid zones. Accompanying the Palau de les Arts a rose garden is drawn up in the form of spherical twin; the rose named  “Valencia” is located in its center

Next to the Príncep Felip Sciences Museum, referring to the Valencian historical technology related to cultivation, irrigation and handicrafts, a winding path surrounded by fruit sculptures such as orange, lemon, plum, almond, olive, carob trees, peach trees, jujubes, date etc. is plotted.

At the canal edges, there are shrubs and ground covers such as Juniperus, Lantana, Cotoneaster…  combined with weeping trees such as false pepper (Schinus molle) and cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), which provide visual depth to the garden.

Río Turia. Tramo Ciudad de las Ciencias

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The rest of the riverbed is full of leafy deciduous trees, creating chromatic compositions in times of flowering or creating specific groups. The most present tree species are maples (Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer saccharinum, monspessulanum Acer, Acer campestre), elm (Ulmus pumila), mulberry (Morusalba and fruitless) and alder (Alnus glutinosa).

The extension of Paseo de la Alameda joins the Turia Gardens at this stretch. So the Stretch 13 is not on the canal, but is the Alameda stretch between the Bridge of the Àngel Custodi and Plaza de Europa. The Mediterranean vegetation, with a variety of herbs, is combined with subtropical rubber plant forests and eucalyptus on its ends, whose mission is to reduce the presence of the bridges and the effects of the traffic they support.

In Stretch 15 are various cultural facilities belonging to the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences.

The Oceanogràfic Park is currently the largest marine park in Europe. It is conceived as a natural area of ​​80,000 m2. It represents the most important marine ecosystems around the world harbored in a total of 42 million liters of saltwater. It takes under its wing more than 45,000 different species, including sea lions, penguins, sharks, dolphins, and a variety of fish and marine invertebrates.

It is a space designed for leisure, education and studying marine science. The transition and interaction between the interior and exterior spaces become important in the design,allowing the cohabitation from very different environments for animals and helping to create interesting tours for visitors. Special attention to its amazing palms, cycads or similar and multiple species Brahea, Trachycarpus fortunei, Butia, Caryota, Copernicia, forsterianaHowea, Livistona chinensis, Phoenix canariensis, Washingtonia robusta, Yucca …

El Jardí de l’Umbracleis made up by a succession of fixed and floating 18 meters high arches. Plants, which will providea shade throughout the landscaped promenades, grow above them.

It shelters under its cover a wide variety of plants of different species besides an art gallery with sculptures. Its garden is surrounded by palm trees and bitter orange , with a variety of aromatic shrubs and vines , groundcovers and aromatic plants as cistus , mastic , buddleia (Buddlejadavidii) , dusters (Cortaderiaselloana) or plumbagos (Plumbagoauriculata) , valet (Cestrum nocturnum) , honeysuckle (Loniceracaprifolium) , bougainvilleas , lotus , agateas , lantana and aptenias , rosemary (Rosmarinusofficinalis) and lavender.



THE ROUTE

The Stretches 13, 14, 15 and 16 form a wide strip which extends to the junction of intercity rail. The interventions respond to a project, framed by views dominated by the architecture and the extension of the Alameda. With no guardrail on this stretch, the extension of the historic Paseo de la Alameda binds to the Turia Gardens at Stretch 13.

On the right bank of the river bed the Stretch 15is located, a large area devoted to culture, starting at the Palau de les Arts or Palau de l’Òpera, continues with the Hemisfèric , the Sciences Museum , the Àgora and ends with the Oceanogràfic Park. This architectural ensemble is framed by large ponds and bounded on the south by the Jardí de l’ Umbracle.