Manuel Cortés+Miguel García+Isabel Ledesma+Jacobo Murillo

Eccentric abandons the idea of being an object. The pavilion is not the focus of the square, it focuses it. In that sense, a light boundary redefines public space.

The pavilion that is proposed is the result of a reflection as necessary as it is painful. The pandemic has changed the way we live and relate to each other. The city watches us in amazement, quiet and cautious. Wait quietly for everything to be as before. But until then, new rules and restrictions are the order of the day.

That is why the pavilion of the year 2021 attends to its temporal context as well as to the physical one. It has found in its construction new laws with exclusively eventual validity in which the congregation gives way to homogeneous disintegration on the public tapestry. In this sense, the pavilion is reinterpreted as a meeting point and adjusted to the scale of the square. The pavilion is no longer an object, it is the instrument that intensifies the fundamental role of urban space.

A simple structural system is being sought to redefine the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano as a relevant space in the city. The boards support their edges against each other, generating four elevations that interact with the immediate surroundings. The bracing boards reinforce the horizontal sense while dialoguing with the profile of the buildings. They are deck and bench, stand and play. The shadow that gives way to Concentric.


Authors: Manuel Cortés+Miguel García+Isabel Ledesma+Jacobo Murillo.
Location: Logroña, Spain.
Year: 2021
Competition: Concéntrico 07.