Buenos Aires. A wooden pavilion to watch the horizon

Barcelon-based architect Josep Ferrando designed a modular structure with a complex and labyrinthine aspect.

Josep Ferrando, Il Nido della Cultura, Buenos Aires, 2017

Located in the Paseo de la Costa de Vicente López, Buenos Aires, The Nest of Culture is a wooden construction that allows you to see two different horizons: The Pampa and the La Plata river. A square base construction of 9x9m inherits its dimensions from the umbrellas designed by Amancio Williams, two concrete constructions that preside the area from the heights at a very short distance from the new agora. It features four equal staircases that rotate in a centrifugal way related to its center, giving to the object a complex and labyrinthine aspect in which the directions are confused despite their rigorous geometry.

A grid of 90x90cm structures the space by distributing pine slats of 6x6cm section and variable length. They are grouped in the downward direction to accumulate the loads and make the contact with the ground more permeable; and they branch in the upward direction due to the lower mechanical stress and the density increase that protects the fall from higher levels. In this way, the rods are grouped by 4, 2 and 1, rotating their fibers as the pavilion itself and joining with screws that draw every 20cm in height the same spiral. This wooden structure shows in its perimeter a tripartite organization.

Img.10 Josep Ferrando, The Nest of Culture, Buenos Aires, 2017
Josep Ferrando, The Nest of Culture, Buenos Aires, 2017
The Nest of Culture
Buenos Aires
temporary pavilion
Josep Ferrando
Jordi Fígols, Lluís Botella, Victoria Nicolich, Macarena Parnakian
Structural engineering:
Josep Nel.lo
CADAMDA, Jorge Barroso, Diego García

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