Aranea is Latin for spider, riffing on the idea of the spider’s web and hence network.
Operating from Alicante, a sunny Spanish city on the Mediterranean, Aranea is a multidisciplinary group founded in 1998 by Marta García Chico, Agricultural Engineer, Master in Landscape and the architect Francisco Leiva Ivorra. At the current moment the Aranea team comprises architects, engineers, landscapists, artists, a biologist and a sociologist.
Aranea is particularly sensitive in reinterpreting geographical contexts and taking on programmatic challenges.
Aranea’s ambition is to gradually create an international network of collaborators with a view to putting together a collection of varied and motivating contexts in which to intervene.

Main projects:
Saline Joniche, Anthropic Park, Reggio Calabria, Italy
El Valle Trenzado, River Park, Elche, Spain, 2013
Urban Environmental Observatory, Alicante, Spain, 2015
Multifunctional building, Taichung, Taiwan, 2014
La Campaneta, Ceramic Park, Onda, Spain, 2014-2016
Urban rehabilitation in the Historic Centre of Onda, Spain, 2013
Urban rehabilitation in the Historic Centre of Villena, Spain, 2014
San Juan Houses, 111VPP, Alicante, Spain, 2010
Casa Lude, Cehegín, Spain, 2011
High Secondary Scholl in Rafal, Spain, 2009
Public library in San Vicente, Spain, 2006
Inhabited Park of Benzu, Ceuta, Spain, 2006
La casa verde, Sax, Spain, 2006
Urban rehabilitation in the Historic Centre of Biar, Spain, 2005
Salmandra, Thalassotherapy Center, Gijón, Spain, 2002
Progressive Colonitation in Marvá 7, Alicante, Spain, 1999