MAS Context Fall Talks 2022

Germane Barnes: Intersect

September 1-September 6, 2022

Intersect is an installation by architect Germane Barnes at Concentrico Festival in Logroño, Spain. The installation has been supported by MAS Context.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Josema Cutillas.

INTERSECT is a playscape that invites visitors to engage with the city as a theatre. Its name is generated by three 9m diameter circles that converge to create a large landscape. At the center of those three points is a hulking, wooden, superstructure that is 4.6m tall and 9m wide and designed as a continuous loop. This play pavilion, with the assistance of each land circle, creates a zone of occupation for individuals which reference different components of a theater.

The first zone is the Stage, where solar powered lights are fixed to the underside of the structure to be used both during the day and at night. There is additional modular seating that is generated by the arc of the ground circle. The second zone is the Garden, where five circular baskets with plants are suspend from the superstructure for both youth and adults. These swings facilitate fun for all age groups. The third and final zone is the Curtain, composed of thin threads intended for people to run through.

INTERSECT is placed between Gran Via street and Daniel Trevijano street, at the actual crossing of major sidewalks to reinforce the idea of the city as a theatre to be celebrated. This proposal welcomes users of all ages because the city is a show for everyone to view.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Josema Cutillas.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Josema Cutillas.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Josema Cutillas.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Javier Antón.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Javier Antón.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Javier Antón.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Javier Antón.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Javier Antón.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Germane Barnes.

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Intersect, Concéntrico 08, Logroño, 2022. © Germane Barnes.

Project Credits

Author: Germane Barnes
Client:
Concéntrico
Institutional support:
MAS Context
Location:
Gran Vía and Daniel Trevijano Street, Logroño, Spain
Wood: Garnica
Construction:
Gerardo Gorris and Construcciones Calleja
Acknowledgements:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

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