Colon-ising Port

When
From 05/05/2022 to 30/06/2022
Where

Estàtua de Colom, Plaça Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona

Theme
Between Species

Can you imagine turning the port into a large urban park with a lake in the middle? Into a park for local residents from Ciutat Vella, El Poble-sec, El Raval and La Barceloneta to enjoy? Into a park for running and doing sport, with beaches for sunbathing and swimming, or with islands you can reach by parasailing or standup paddleboarding?

The ON-A architecture studio proposes transforming the Columbus monument at Port Vell into an enormous tree that will be a symbol of access from La Rambla to a new imaginary park: the Parc Blau.

Transforming a historical monument that exists merely to be observed and that speaks to us of a colonisation that took place in another era represents a new “Colon-isation”.

We can observe the Arbre Colon-itzador [Colon-ising Tree], a symbol of the ports openness towards the city, something full of biodiversity that everyone can enjoy and visit.

Welcome to Parc Blau.

 

To access this augmented reality, scan the following QR code. You need to be in the indicated location to enjoy it.

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To accompany the viewing of this augmented reality, we suggest you read a short piece written for the occasion by an emerging author:
Ricard Efa - COLON-ITZEM EL PORT

Model
Format
  • Augmented reality
Organiser
Model Festival
Collaborators
  • Jordi Fernández Río
  • Eduardo Gutiérrez i Byron Cadena de ON-A
  • Marc Albiol de Play-Time
  • Xavier Álvaro de Be Are
Access
Free admission
Attendance
Face to face