The stone treasures of the Vistula River. EUROPAN 13 The adaptable city
Authors: Jorge García, Fernando Eiroa
Collaborators: Alberto Seoane
Promoter: EUROPAN, Capital of Warsaw and National Treasury of Poland
Status: First prize in competition
POLAND PAVILION. BRUSSELS EXPO 1958. (Jezry Soltan, NOT BUILT) Soltan's proposal based his strategy on designing to transmit information and an atmosphere to the visitor in the most direct way. It would rationally use all known spatio-temporal supports and channels of communication, simultaneously assaulting the totality of the senses of the visitors, who would enjoy the content of the pavilion under a huge roof. It is built without pillars, without enclosures, without carpentry or vertical glazing. The planned uses, under this roof, would be the exhibition of objects and graphic documentation, and this exhibition capacity would be completed with open-air cinema rooms, in day and night modes. The exhibits will act with the films as visitors pass through.
RIVER GATE. CUBRYNA PARK 2015. (LCG arquitectura, PROPOSAL) The main intention is to generate appropriate links with the Vistula River. Maintaining the potential of the site and its value should be mandatory. A large cor-ten steel roof creates an open pavilion that can function as a museum with different activities. Moreover, it will be a place where you can sit, read a book and rest under the trees. A place without architectural barriers open 24/7 using new technologies. The exhibition is completed with multimedia events, including films and performances. Researching, exhibiting and learning are the main objectives in order to generate an original experience. The treasures can be seen without touching or approaching them directly, because they float on a sheet of water or hang above it. Finally, a balcony connects the entire pavilion with the pieces and the river.