Plaza de la Muralla del Revellín
Davide Marchetti with Noumena
“Otravisión” is an intervention that aims to celebrate the plaza by providing passers-by with the opportunity to see the space from an entirely new and unpredicted point of view.
The tower-like pavilion will hosts a virtual reality experience designed and developed by NOUMENA called “Rutas”, which will act as a “virtual periscope” tool, ready to be utilized by a single visitor at a time, encouraging people to personally reflect on the space that they are experiencing. Visitors will access the pavilion by entering a small narrow corridor facing the square, looking through the slits at the space around as they move on in. As one’s personal point of view is artificially elevated by the virtual optical tool, one will begin to develop a unique and deeply personal relationship with Logroño’s collage of old and new. Anything that was above the level of direct sight or in an otherwise obstructed field of vision now will be on display.
Beyond simply providing a new point of view, the tower pavilion recalls notions of Logroño’s history as a fortified city through its form. Openings and decorations in the facade take reference from historic geometries, translating them into a sculptural pattern that modulates the light streaming in, while also letting the visitor look out into the plaza as they are inside.
The intervention ultimately centers on giving visitors a new elevated perspective of the square and sorroundings plus a new personal experience of the history of Logroño.
Davide Marchetti, Rome (Designer)
Esmeralda López García, Rome / Madrid (Project coordinator)
R.Erre Consulting / Margherita Di Virgilio, Rome (Wood structural consultant)
Belén Cea López, Madrid (Structural consultant and local architect)
MOAG Srl, Rome (Woodworks)
EDILMACOTEK Srl, Lizzano (Hardware)
Noumena, Barcelona (Project Leader)
Aldo Sollazzo (Data collection and processing)
Starsky Lara (VR Experience developer, VR artist)
Eugenio Bettucchi (VR artist)
Bonny Nichol (Storytelling)