Llaranes Village, Avilés
Santa Bárbara Parish Church
ENSIDESA Industrial Complex
The Llaranes playground is located on a plot to the north of the workers' settlement built by ENSIDESA. The high density of the child population made it necessary to build a new school (the children's school) and a large playground in front of the market that was planned to be located in the same area.
This space, one of the most distinctive landmarks of the place, overcomes the natural slope thanks to its layout in three terraces. Its striking design is part of the work of Francisco Goicoechea Agustí, who laid out a number of highly original elements. The playground is surrounded by cast iron pivots with representations of different characters. La Arquitectura stands in the centre. It is a colourful entrance arch that recalls the construction techniques of the time. It also had a public swimming pool and, next to it, a mushroom-shaped sentry box. Its more than seven hundred square metres included playground roundabouts, swings, slides and seesaws.