If place can be reborn through duration, can this duration be imposed on a place in order to give it new life? Can obsolete places be made relevant through habitation? Can a structure be developed through which neglected places can become necessary and significant? Is there a way in which old places will no longer be demolished and rebuilt but instead be transformed continually (but never completely) by means of duration? How can this possibility be seen in Valencia? Where can this initiated evolution be made evident?
In Valencia, the new Turia park is just another highway leading to nowhere, a conduit for people passing through the city, whose materiality is threatened by a traveler's speed. The project proposes an orchestrated journey that breaks tempo revealing the details otherwise hidden by speed.