RESPIRA DE FLORES
LOCATION // Pujada Catedral. Girona, Spain.
CLIENT // City of Girona + Temps de Flors Festival
YEAR // 2015
STATUS // Completed
PROGRAM // Public Art
FUNCTION // Ephemeral Intervention
Advancing last year’s investigation into reciprocal frame structures emerging from the surrounding medieval architecture into a system of weaving wood elements diagonally with a self locking knot. We created a colored arch of Limonium flowers at the end of a slender stairway leading up to the Cathedral. The system focused on a design in situ methodology, a more analogue approach to previous years in view of facilitating more participation from residents, disseminating the construction logic and knowledge generated by these public installations.
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.
Marcelo Aguirre | James Brazil | Linda Emdal | Tom Gerrard | Miguel Pardo | Christopher Parsons | Frederik De Smedt | Nicholas Waissbluth