Plaza del Ayuntamiento – Concéntrico 08
The project for Ayuntamiento Square is both a functional and artistic gesture. The benches are an extension of the delicate columns of the town hall building designed by the famous Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. The benches are the same color as the columns and their length is the same as the height of columns. They can be perceived from the bird’s eye view as a shadow of columns or as an extension of the characteristic delicate columns. But apart from the purely visual aspect they have also a social aspect. The distance between benches makes it possible the contact between people sitting on them. This arrangement of small architecture favors meetings in the square, sitting opposite each other in smaller or larger groups. This project, like many of my realizations, attaches to existing architecture. I always try to place my projects silently into a given space so that it is a spatial and functional complement to a given public space.