1 / 5
All Projects
  • Location: Bernia, Spain
  • Program: Masterplan
  • Area: 205.000 m²
  • Year: 2021
  • Status: In progress

Nestled in the picturesque southeast of Spain, between Calpe and Benidorm, lies the Sierra de Bernia. Bernia Natura offers a breathtaking landscape that perfectly blends the beauty of the sea and the rolling hills. This location is not just a scenic retreat, it is a canvas of inspiration, surrounded by lush greenery and untamed nature that offers limitless possibilities.

Under the visionary leadership of artist and creator Arne Quinze, Bernia Natura will be transformed into a harmonious environment where people, art, and nature come together.

The development will be carried out with deep respect for the existing terrain and slopes, ensuring that the architecture is seamlessly integrated into the landscape. Of the 117 hectares, only 56 are designated for residential development, a decision that is in line with Valencia’s territorial development plans and allows for ample natural space. This approach ensures that Bernia Natura retains its green character and distinct identity.

The project aims to restore the original ecosystem of the land, transforming the agricultural area, currently dominated by loquat monoculture, into a Mediterranean forest and restoring flowering meadows rich in fauna and flora. The development plan includes a commercial area accessible from the main road through a new roundabout serving the entire Bernia Natura area. A public parking lot will be built at the foot of the hill, while the first residential complex, designed for the elderly, will be located further north along the main road. Nature will serve as a buffer between the commercial and residential areas, ensuring a quiet and peaceful coexistence of different activities.

Further north, the residential areas will blend into the natural terrain, with large and small villas set amidst protected natural habitats. A hotel, strategically placed to overlook the mountainous landscape, will offer breathtaking sea views.

At the highest point of the estate, near its border, Arne Quinze will create an artistic park. This space will symbolize the symbiosis between man and nature, leading us to a deeper connection with our inner self and the essence of life, embodying the spirit of Mother Earth.