CollaboratorsM. Agudo, A. Horta, I. Solà, J. Farrés, A. Serrats
Text description provided by the architects. In this place, desolate territory, industry and landscape are not related, they are simply juxtaposed. They coexist without tension here, in this place, the boundary condition is felt uncomfortable. There is no shelter, no support between the Ebro river and the topography between the plant and the city.
The need to anchor to this place is strong, and we started to dust the grid on a blank paper, a 42 x 42 abstract square with an unreferenced perimeter. On the square, an orthogonal grid with an interval of rows A A B A A and columns a b a a b a. On the grid, B divides the square into two. Between reception space and exhibition space, B articulates, B is circulation and transition space.
On the grid, a b a a b a modulate and organize programmatic conditions of reception and framing.
In between, we show the exhibition content of the grid. In this place it loses purity, and now exudes a sense of belonging. Abstraction and specificity are intertwined, XY are no longer axes but coordinates, two structural directions: east-west, landscape, the Ebro river and the topography, north-south, artifice, industry, and Ascó.