RESET - URBANUS + LA SALLE
Link to the Tectonica Blog that made an entry about the project.
Link to an article in Arch-Daily (spanish version).
Link to top 10 temporary structures 2014 (designboom)
This project was a collaboration between the local government, our university and the China based studio URBANUS. The assignment was to create a pavilion that would represent the Catalan identity. The project was located in Plaça Nova a plaza in front of the Barcelona’s cathedral and next to an old aqueduct. Because the pavilion was located in front of such a representative building we approached the idea of the identity from an architecture point of view. The project continued the broken aqueduct with roman arches that gradually transformed into the well-known “volta catalana” (catalan voult) explaining the evolution of the arch trough our construction. The pavilion also changed the space dividing the oversized Plaça Nova and creating a more humble and enclosed space on which different shows of Catalan culture would happen. The pavilion was also a way to create a shading space where people could gather and overcome the hot Spanish summer.
Video that shows all the projects for the circuit of ephemeral constructions made in Barcelona for the ReSet venue.