Stand COAC. Construmat, Barcelona
The COAC’s brief for the design of their stand at the Construction fair “Construmat” was to exhibit the outcome of a competition for a tent, organized by the client.
We wanted to introduce an idyllic setting of camping tents into the bustling fair routine whilst maintaining a contextual link to the urban environment, important reference for the majority of architects represented by the COAC. Both the temporal nature of the occupation of a tent and the provisional nature of a construction fair made us choose an architectural solution that would emphasize the ephemeral, temporal and festive nature of the subject matter. The result, combined with Xavier Ribas magnificent photographs, is a “provisional camping site” in the city.