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The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has awarded UTE Isla Arquitectos Contramollet the contract to draft the basic plan for port-city integration in the Contramuelle-Mollet area, as well as the construction project for the unbuilt land in the San Telmo gardens in the port of Palma, at a cost of €134,038.95 and with a completion period of six months.
In a meeting held on 3 July 2019, the procurement board considered the bid made by UTE, consisting of architects Juan Palencia de Sarrià, Marta Colón de Carvajal and road, canal and port engineer, Juan Torres Rovira, to be the best in terms of value for money out of the three bids submitted.
According to Isla Arquitectos Contramollet, their proposal seeks to open the city up to the sea by making an "integrated and multipurpose area that promotes and creates activities based on local history and culture". Meanwhile, the contracted company UTE have said that the stand out features of this project are to free-up space around the San Telmo Oratory "in order to create a large square connecting to the promenade", redevelop the area currently occupied by Astilleros de Mallorca into a new Maritime Museum which "respects and makes the most of the heritage and spatial value" and to reorganise and increase fishing activities in the city.