Graphic: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
The old Sky Park in San Eugenio has pretty much been a deserted eyesore for years, but it won’t be for much longer thanks to plans launched yesterday. Expovida 2020 is described as a new tourism and health concept, inviting the world’s leading health innovators and providers to come together under one roof, in what organizers say is the perfect location of the Canary Islands.
Adeje Ayuntamiento is delighted with the project, which was formally presented in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) in El Galeón. The proposals are expected to cost €150 million, funded completely by private enterprise, and will result in a permanent exposition with a 1,600 square metre space offering multiple zones each featuring different aspects of health and wellbeing. Apart from being of interest to tourists, the main thrust of the development will be the different countries and companies which will use the space to promote the latest medical and technological developments in the world of health.
The building will be topped by a massive sculpture of ‘Evva’, an interactive sculpture as, says architect Roberto Delgado, the interior of the ‘body’ will house different salons for learning, promotion, and interaction with health exponents and providers. Adeje’s tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira spoke at the launch of the project welcoming the initiative, “a pioneer at European level and an axis for health and wellbeing. With this initiative Adeje will become a reference point for investigation, diagnostics and health-related conferences and events from both professional and training points of view. “
For many of the long-term residents in south Tenerife, any change to this discarded and disregarded site would have been welcome, but such a positive development is likely to be very welcome indeed.