Etsam students won Paraíso Matcoam contest using green roof bricks

Originally designed for the Paraíso Music Festival, Urban Espora is a relaxing area made with a system of polypropylene bricks.

The contest Paraíso Matcoam for the design of a chill-out area at Paraíso Music Festival, has been won by architecture students of the Etsam in Madrid, led by architect and professor Jesús San Vicente. The proposal for the festival, held in Madrid in mid June, uses in a different way a module designed for green roof. The original brick in polypropylene is transformed into an hexagon and then assembled to make a cloud-like organic shape.

This system opens to many possibilities thanks to an extrusion process that adds bricks to make benches or tables. During the festival, four walls of Espora modules, joined by metal tubes for stability, created a pavilion covered by geotextile sheet. The assembly process on site was a research on how to fix the structure: the pieces were connected by 4,500 screws and 1,200 flanges. Urban Espora can also be enlighted by LED stripes using the module’s perforations.

Urban Espora
Etsam students
Paraíso Matcoam
Paraíso Music Festival
14-15 June

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