Concéntrico Pavilion

Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas

Concéntrico Pavilion

Sauermartins, Mauricio Méndez

CATEGORY
Installation, Pavilion

PROJECT TEAM
Tomás Culleton, Antonio Cornely

ARCHITECT
Mauricio Méndez, Sauermartins

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Josema Cutillas

ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE
Cássio Sauer, Elisa T Martins [ Sauermartins ] + Mauricio Mendez

LOCATION
Logroño, Spain

MANUFACTURERS
Garnica Plywood

STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT
Rodrigo Affonso

EXECUTION
Gerardo Gorris / Kuma Estructuras

A manifestation of duality expressed by the constant superposition of contrasts: instability and balance, contemporary and historical.

Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas
Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas

A wall that limits and a circle that receives, the space, at once, interior and exterior, the open and the closed, signalizes, at the same time, the weight and lightness of our time.

As a symbol of the concentric festival, the pavilion proposes a reflection on the place, the urban, and the specific and challenging moment we live in.

Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas
Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas

Located at the edge of the historic center of the city of logroño, the intervention recognizes the square, the existing sculpture, and the tree, establishing a connection to this specific context.

Composed of two geometric pieces that complement each other - a wall and a circle -, the pavilion approaches a 'site-specific' installation, that completely transforms, through few elements, the experimentation of this public space.

The circle acts as a meeting point par excellence, configuring, in this case, a new space of centrality, having the tree as a focal point. anchored to a stone, the circle does not touch the ground; it rises and floats above the square.

Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas
Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas
Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas

The wall, in turn, intercepts and supports the circle. its design configures both an opening and a barrier.

The fragile and monumental presence of the pavilion brings up, in simple gestures, the possibility of defining the space, revealing a transformation, and producing a powerful and ephemeral movement.

The scale of the intervention allows for the welcoming and reception of the public; functioning as an atrium, a theater. by involving the square, it provokes the rediscovery of urban relations, an invitation to walk through the place and interact with the pavilion.

Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas
Concéntrico Pavilion
© Josema Cutillas

The continuous, opaque surface of the diagonal wall sets up a background for the walkers' sculpture, while the open ends provide permeability to the structure.

The importance of generating a link between the work and popular vernacular architecture aims to return the craft of construction to the artisans, the project is an opportunity to establish connections to history, memory, and action.


Concéntrico Pavilion
Site Plan
Concéntrico Pavilion
Floor Plan


Concéntrico Pavilion
Circle
Concéntrico Pavilion
Circle - axonometric view


Concéntrico Pavilion
Pieces
Concéntrico Pavilion
Detail


Concéntrico Pavilion
Structure
Concéntrico Pavilion
Sketch