Rocabella

MÁIS is currently working on the second phase of this development project, on a site of more than 125,000 m2.

The Rocabella development has been designed to take full advantage of its exclusive sea views in a location where sustainability always comes first, including a spectacular coastal walk that will provide residents and users with safe access to this natural space.

The facilities will comprise residential buildings, pedestrian walkways and three large green spaces planted with autochthonous vegetation.

Three founding principles

certificado-breeam

certification
BREEAM®

(Building Research Establishment
Environmental Asaessment Methodology)

Phase two has been designed in accordance with BREEAM certificate recommendations for urban design. Urbanisation plans that receive this certification guarantee the creation of a sustainable community based on criteria that go beyond the current legal requirements.

Environmental Product
Declaration

This project seeks to secure environmental, social and economic benefits for the community, through the use of building solutions and materials that are locally sourced or hold an “Environmental Product Declaration”.

All the paving materials selected for this phase meet this criterion.

Supply
safety

All the supra-municipal infrastructure networks are now in place. Of particular note are those for the use of fossil and desalinated water. The development will be connected to the island’s network of regulating reservoirs, guaranteeing the safe supply of all the necessary services, especially water.

A coastal
walk

ROCABELLA’s VIEWS
ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

Providing residents and users alike with safe access to this natural space, enabling them to enjoy the area’s views and landscapes. A lookout walkway will be built, affording magnificent sea views and that provide the area with an optimum connection with the coastline.

This coastal walkway will be designed to adapt to the natural terrain, and will be raised or buried to guarantee accessibility for users of all abilities and with all types of disabilities.

It will feature a «Vantage Point» that includes a kiosk for public use, designed by a leading local architect and that will form a singular landmark built
de la arquitectura representativa del municipio.

Four decisions

THAT CHARACTERISE AND DIFFERENTIATE OUR URBAN DESIGN

To use autochthonous vegetation

Three green areas will be created for phase two. These and other areas of vegetation will feature sensorial landscaping in accordance with the setting, planted with mainly autochthonous vegetation, respecting the surrounding nature and increasing the biodiversity. The Vantage Point and kiosk will also form part of a green space, based on the criteria described above.

To minimise the carbon footprint

100% of the excavated earth will be and all the material extracted on site will be recycled. The parameters for the layout of the streets, paths and roads have been studied to ensure ZERO earth movement; in other words, preventing the need to bring any materials from outside the site and ensuring no surplus excavation materials.

Earth movement is ZERO, i.e., no material must be brought from off-site. More than 50,000 m3 of earth will be moved, all of which will be reused for backfilling and surfacing.
Approximately 20,000 m3 of earth for green areas will be fully recycled from the banana plantations located within the sector.

To guarantee accessibility

The safety, comfort and preferences of various user types, including older adults, children and the disabled, have been taken into consideration when designing the public spaces.

Improvements to safety and accesses, enhanced user comfort, avoidance of surprises in terms of circulation, creation of solutions for continuous trajectories. Making road use compatible for cyclists and pedestrians.
Adapting the car park to ensure sufficient parking spaces,
stopping areas and public transport.

Applying an environmental and landscape criterion to functional roadway elements (future work on drainage, vehicle safety barriers, walls and signposts) based on the choice of materials and their careful implementation in the environment.

To use high-efficiency lighting

Favouring homogeneous night time lighting throughout the development. Without excesses, with limited upward light transmission, pursuant to the provisions of Spanish Law 31/1988, of 31st October, on the Protection of the Astronomical Quality of the Observatories of Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics.

Rocabella, a property development based on a responsible attitude to people and the environment.

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