Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue: Sketches & Drawings
"The main interest of this project is, maybe, not directly in it, but in the "themes" it contains; the suspension of the building, of graffiti becoming architecture, of the colors of a painting becoming places, of the suspended spirit of the users, of unexpected connections ...
We like to think that this project could be a project for the "near future", being a more subtle conception of architecture.
Architecture of the future will be lighter, especially in its concept."
"Imagine a building which stays on a topography which doesn't
The area of the Park and Civic Center will grow is in the periphery. The Civic Center will host the people with free time; mainly children and old people.
An existing romanesque stone building was, since the very beginning, the "model" for our Civic Center. The effort was to try to copy it as literally as we could.
But the building on the (its) place started to change, little by little, and to separate from the original model.
However, something of it remained; the necessity to climb into it through long stairs and ramps.
And from the very beginning something of it changed; the stones and earth sustained the construction disappeared, leaving a building suspended on the top of a continuos park.
Were we refusing the land"
Tagliabue - Miralles
Last updated: December 20, 2013
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA