Rosari 70

The Cabanyal neighbourhood is separated from the city of Valencia but connected to it. A location with its history and development always linked to the sea. This distant relationship with the urban center, produced a new urban node that would end up connecting with the main city through successive extensions since the 19th century.
The independence of the Cabanyal generated its own very particular structure, derived from a practical typology and an organic growth: elongated blocks parallel to the sea that multiplies inland. Originally, the first buildings were huts, cabins and barracks, that grew one after the other, made of light and humble materials. The lack of resources led to compact rectangular houses with very narrow facades distributing the street surface to the maximum.

Photos by Milena Villalba