Project: Terrace in Madrid Date: 7tn-11th September 2016 Place: IFEMA (INTERGIFT – BISUTEX – MADRID JOYA)
This is a project for a lounge-terrace, an outdoor space where to have a break in during the day of the fair. A space that welcomes all visitors from evert fair, that are held simultaneously in the IFEMA facilities during the second week of September.
With a surface area of 400 square meter, a spot to breathe has been designed has been designed , a kind of oasis Con una superficie de 400 m2 se ha diseñado un “paisaje para respirar”, una especie de oasis in the middle of the fair environment, where living plants are the main character. The space is structured using trusses which help us to distribute parallel paths at various heights, which distinguish the different areas, either to relax listening to live music or to taste different cuisines offered by six food trucks, installed in the shade of the trees behind.
But in this project the plants are not used as a mere decorative accessory, it is something essential, considered from the begining, creating something that is alive. It is something that changes, develops, it has movement. “Gramineae is the kind of plant that fitsin best with this purpose”; their long stems make them particularly sensitive to the wind, producing sinuous movements, like a caress, producing a characteristic sound that also gives the space some excellent relaxing music. In this way, the grasses give volume to the garden, structure, sound and dynamism. Besides living plants generally provide different aromas, from the characteristic smell of grass to those that come from the herbs which accessorize the tables and the bar,lement on tables or the bar, constructed of pallets.
More than 300 ivys were also hung from holes that were designed to be skylights through which the sun breaks, providing contrasts of light and shadow, transmitting a feeling of freshness, creating an immersive and inviting atmosphere.
The close collaboration with Corma for the implementation of this project must also be recognized.