San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Architecture, Experimental, Urbanism
About This Project

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial City Council wanted to know how people move inside the town. It is a small-medium village, which receives a lot of visitors every year due to the presence of El Escorial Monastery, built by the Spanish Emperor Philip II. The diagnostic covered many fields: walking, buses, bikes, cars; locations of interest, public service buildings (from schools to art centers); hotels, etc.

One of the members of the team, Susana Moreno, is a native of San Lorenzo, so she had an indepth knowledge of the site. The process consisted of interviews with locals, police, firemen, teachers and more; walking and biking the village many times, mapping obstacles and common routes; and analyzing what we saw and found.

Once this diagnostic was complete, the City Council asked for a new project: the design of Safe Walking Paths for Children to School, currently in development.



Francisco González González
Susana Moreno Soriano
Mateus Porto Schettino
Agustín Carro Faustino

Manuel Paredes Balén