Calado de San Gregorio
Concéntrico 02


There are three signs of identity that precisely and unmistakably define the space of the openwork: its vaulted structure, its stony materiality and its almost theatrical longitudinality. The intervention aims to further emphasise these characteristics that configure its specific architectural nature, thus reinforcing its particular consistency.

Following this starting point, the intervention is defined by a choreography capable of emphasising the vaulted longitudinal space. To this end, in the midst of the darkness of the place, a series of lights “dance” along the space, illuminating it punctually and thus partially revealing the heavy stone envelope that contains them, interacting with it.

MAIO - Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López y Anna Puigjaner

MAIO is an architectural studio that works in flexible systems. MAIO has developed projects of varying scales, ranging from furniture to residential buildings and urban design. It has recently completed a public square and an exhibition at MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), among others.
MAIO has lectured at GSAPP-Columbia University, Yale School of Architecture, Washington University, Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Brussels School of Architecture UCL-LOCI or ETSAM-UPM, and his work has been published in magazines such as Domus, AIT, Volume, Blueprint, A10 or Detail and awarded on several occasions.
MAIO has recently participated as a guest at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015, curated by Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima, and curated a Weekend Special at the Biennale di Venezia 2014.
MAIO members combine their professional activity with academic, research and editorial tasks. They currently collaborate as editors of the journal Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, and teach at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB/ETSAV.