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International urban art competition estepona garden of the costa del sol

The Estepona City Council and AEDAS Homes, a benchmark housing developer in Spain, are calling the 'International Estepona-Jardín de la Costa del Sol Urban Art Contest', the objective of which will be a sustainable artistic intervention applied to the pavement in the surroundings of the new and future city hall building.

With this contest, the first 'Ground Eco-Painting' mural will be developed in the municipality, since the winning work will be carried out on the pavement and must establish a plastic link with the architecture of the new City Hall building and its urban environment, using the ground as a place of creation.

The work can be transited and traversed freely as provided by the approach that the artist designs. Said pictorial representation may be complemented with claim and/or explanatory graphic elements at the access points to the ramps that will lead to the action area. In this way, the future public square that will house the mural will become a space for social aggregation, and at the same time playful and educational.

The contest will award an economic prize of 12,000 euros to the winning artist, who will execute his work on the pavement, and three recognized mentions with 1,500 euros each. Creators interested in participating must complete the form that can be found on the website https://www.aedashomes.com/concursoarteurbano-estepona . Proposals must be sent before next May 30.

The theme will be free and will be inspired by the challenges proposed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda. From this context, artists will be able to freely focus their proposals on the importance of public space, the environment, the common, peace, inclusion, hospitality, innovation, tolerance, care, health, alliances or playfulness.

For Estepona City Council, this international competition contributes to giving visibility to the city as a benchmark in urban art and highlights that the collaboration with AEDAS Homes is added to the different initiatives that have been promoted since 2012 to make Estepona a more habitable city and sustainable.

This creative action will have an activating and transforming character of the public space. It will measure the aesthetic experience and behavior of users, inviting the viewer to explore it from different points of view, transforming their perception of the landscape and placing this new space on the cultural map of the city.

On the other hand, the Director of Architecture at AEDAS Homes, José María G. Romojaro, points out that with this new initiative "we continue to bring art and culture to cities, their neighborhoods and their buildings, including institutional ones". "In addition, this international competition serves as a boost to continue positioning Estepona on the world cultural map while offering artists a new form of urban art based on landscaping, architecture and the environment", Romojaro remarked.

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