Madrid reconnects to the water. Where there used to be highways on both sides of the river you can now follow the flow on both sides through an endless variety of spaces for recreation. The new river park is the new favourite for many Madrid citizens, and you find them there, relaxing, running or just watching the life take place. This park itself justifies a visit to Madrid.
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Private waterfront apartments in Giudecca in Venice
In Venice the water is public space. It functions as the main infrastructure to move within the city. Moving on land is merely something extra offered. The relationship between buildings and water is as in a street in an ordinary urban structure. Walls of private houses are also the walls of public space. But is this relationsship seen elsewhere? Some places old warehouses by rivers or canals have been transformed into hotels or apartments, where you can catch fish from the balcony or just enjoy the character of the water beneath.