Landscape study of the Raso de la Estrella in Aranjuez

Contrato de Investigación con la Fundación Aranjuez Paisaje Cultural - Ayuntamiento de Aranjuez
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Trazados históricos de Aranjuez

Leading researcher
Miguel Ángel Aníbarro

Scientific coordination
Mercedes Camina del Amo

Researchers
Luis Tejero
Luis Maldonado
David Rivera
Alberto Sanz
Ángela Souto
Marian Leboreiro
Javier Ruiz
Guillermo Cabeza
Darío Gazapo
Concha Lapayese
Juan Azcárate
Francisco de Gracia
Alberto Sanz
Joaquín Ibáñez
Maryan Álvarez-Builla
Emilia Hernández Pezzi

Project team
Ainhoa Diez de Pablos
Nadezhda Nicheva
Cristina Génova

Partner
Ayuntamiento de Aranjuez

Time period
2007-2008

The purpose of the “Landscape Study of the Raso de la Estrella in Aranjuez”, as defined by the Protocol for Collaboration drawn up between the Community of Madrid’s Department of Historic Heritage and Aranjuez Town Council on November 15th 2006, is to lay the foundations to establish criteria for the restoration and renovation of the aforementioned site, as well as to propose different options for intervention that take its heritage value and impending actions into account. An archaeological study of the area was developed at the same time.

The works were divided into two simultaneous scales, relating the local scale of the Raso de la Estrella to the overall scale of the area covered by the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape Heritage Site. The objective is to make the foundations studied and the established criteria respond not only to the problems inherent in Raso de la Estrella but also to its key role in the configuration of Aranjuez as a whole, particularly in connection with possible strategies for the restoration of the Picotajo orchards.

The analysis provided by these two scales will ultimately lead to a general diagnosis of the area and a set of guidelines to be followed in future interventions. Finally, proposals and alternatives will be offered for converting the site into a public space, taking into consideration both the tree-lined avenue structures and the treatment of the exposed surfaces of the plots.