"If the park has a scale comparable to the grand gardens of Barcelona its design and situation obliges it to increase in scale."
Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT)
Enric Miralles (1955 - 2000) was one of the most closely watched young architects in Spain thanks to a number of promising and unorthodox projects. The National Gymnastics Training Building (C.N.A.R.) was the first major building of this rising star of Spanish regional modernism.
The site is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, opposite the Royal Palace at Holyrood, next to Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.
Miralles/Tagliabue felt it was necessary to return the characteristic Venetian freedom and density to the area of the future Venice School of Architecture.