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  7. Sunwheel / Moradavaga

Sunwheel / Moradavaga

  • 05:00 - 30 October, 2016
Sunwheel / Moradavaga
Sunwheel / Moradavaga , Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

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  • Architects

  • Localization

    Porto, Portugal
  • Area

    54.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Collaborators

    Rossana Ribeiro, Myrto Lantza

  • Production

    Euphoric Generation Unipessoal, Lda

  • Structure

    Radical e Positivo Unipessoal, Lda

  • Logistic

    Catari Portugal, Lda

  • Partners

    Cavaco & Coquet, Lda
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Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

Text description provided by the architects. Following an invitation by Porto Lazer to rethink São João's popular cascades, Moradavaga took inspiration from one of its icons, the wheel of the traditional water mills, and linked it to the old pagan cults to the Sun related to the summer solstice, from which the traditional festivities in honor of the city's christian patron are derived, developing a site-specific interactive artistic piece implanted inside the fountain of Porto's main avenue. 

Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

The rotation of the 8 meters diameter "sun-wheel", made of hundreds of little golden moving plates, produces changing effects throughout day and night, according to wind and light variations and the speed given by users, also creating varying reflections and movements on the existent water mirror.

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Cite: "Sunwheel / Moradavaga " [Sunwheel / Moradavaga ] 30 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797903/sunwheel-moradavaga/> ISSN 0719-8884