INSTALLATION NIDO DE LA CULTURA
In Paseo de la Costa de Vicente López, one of the few public spaces in which you can appreciate the immensity of La Plata River, is located the Nido de la Cultura (Nest of Culture), a wooden construction that allows one to rise above the encounter between two horizons: the pampa and the river.
A square base construction of 9x9m inherits its dimensions from the Paraguas de Amancio Williams, two concrete constructions that preside the area from the heights at a very short distance from the new agora.
A cultural agora built concentrically by four same staircases that rotate in a centrifugal from its centre and elevate the viewpoint of the observer to four vantage points, giving the whole set a complex and entangled aspect in which the directions mix up despite tits rigorous geometry. The paths get duplicated at different scales, fostering divergent circuits at the same time where the stairs become tiers of a possible central scenario.
A grid of 90x90cm organizes the space by distributing taeda pine rods of 6x6cm section and with variable length. The rods are grouped in a downward direction to accumulate the charges and make the contact with the ground more permeable; they branch out in an upward direction due to the lower mechanical stress and the density increase that protects the fall from its upper levels. Thereby the rods are grouped by 4, 2 and 1, rotating their fibers as the pavilion and by joining through the screws, they draw every 20cm in the height the same spiral. This spatial structure shows in its perimeter a tripartite organization from level 0 to level +4m: level 0 defines the access and the beginning of the stairs, level +2m the porticos and the encounter of the diagonal rods that brace the whole set, besides incorporating the inclination of the ladder to the mesh and while the level + 3m defines the lookout.
Vicente López City Hall
Josep Ferrando Architecture
Jorge Barroso, Diego García
Lluís Botella, Jordi Fígols, Victoria Nicolich