BCN Re.set is a circuit of ephemeris architecture in the streets of Barcelona that took place from June to September 2014 in the enclaves of the city centre. The project is organised by Benedetta Tagliabue (Architect – Fundación Enric Miralles) and Alex Ollé (Scenographer – La Fura del Baus), transforming the public spaces of the city through installations that revolve around the themes of identity, memory, diversity, liberty, democracy and Europe.
FREEDOM – The library of lost books
The IaaC & Anupama Kundoo installation, following the concept of FREEDOM, was located in the Plaça de Salvador Seguí. Knowledge provides freedom and progress; and the power of freedom is expressed through reading. This installation consists of three different trees which uproot the middle of Salvador Segui Square. The trunks and branches are made out of steel, the leaves of books, and the earth made of concrete. The public can sit beneath the permeable shadows of the trees to chat, read, and enjoy the gentle breeze created by the air passing through the leaves.
Architect: Anupama Kundoo
Project Development: IaaC, Barcelona – Areti Markopoulou, Silvia Brandi
Project Assistance: IaaC, Barcelona – Stefanos Levidis, Mathilde Marengo / UQ Queensland – Ali Dabiria
Fabrication: Fab Lab, Barcelona – Anastasia Pistodou, Alexandre Dubor, Anya Popova, Rodrigo Aguirre
International collaborators: UQ, Queensland and MIT, Cambridge
Structural design concept: Mike Schlaich with TU, Berlin
Lighting: LAMP or IGUZZINI
MAA02 students: Mardet Gebreyesus, Mohamad Yassin, Rasha Sukkarieh, Remita Thomas, Wen Shan Foo, Alejandro Martinez, Alessio Verdolino, Ruxandra Iancu, Tobias Grumstrup, Chung Kai Hsieh, Luis Leon Lopez, Natalie Alima, Sahil Sharma, Ian Mann, Richard Aoun
Photo Credits: © 2014 Javier Callejas Architecture Photography . All rights reserved.