CLIENT // City of Girona + Temps de Flors Festival
YEAR // 2014
STATUS // Completed
PROGRAM // Public Art
FUNCTION // Ephemeral Intervention
The remnants of the historic medieval structure of the art museum have over the centuries, disintegrated into manicured gardens of this former basilica. Our intervention inverts this narrative from within the last remaining archway, with structural elements growing out into the open landscape informing a new geometric arch typology computationally simulated and designed as a Reciprocal Frame (RF) structure. Each RF unit is composed of three interlocking 'T' elements highlighted by a singular Bird of Paradise flower framed by each unit.
Temps de Flors is an annual floral festival in Girona, Spain celebrating art, design, the city and the new spring season. Throughout the historical Barri Vell neighbourhood, installations fill the streets, alleyways, plazas, monuments and galleries for a seven day celebration.
Each year we are honoured to be invited to the Temps de Flors festival. It is a unique city event which transforms private and public courtyards, streets and squares into ephemeral installations. Together with the city, we select challenging urban sites to explore dynamic interpretations between experimental timber systems and medieval forms. We use the flower as the determinable scale unit to explore modular constructions that adapt on-site.
James Brazil | Christopher Parsons | Linda Emdal | Gavin Bussell | Nicholas Waissbluth | Juan Esteban Vallejo | Marcelo Aguirre