The Catenary & The Arc
by Manuel Bouzas & Santiago del Aguila

The Catenary & The Arc, by Manuel Bouzas and Santiago del Aguila, consisted of an artistic and temporary installation which opened its doors to thousands of people during the first week of July 2019.

It aimed to promote and show in an active and participative way the heritage and touristic value of the Balearic Islands’s ancient patios.

The installation was located at Can Balaguer, an aristocratic house dating back to the 14th century and refurbished by Flores & Prats.

Seduced by the beauty of the stone arches, the proposal reflected their form with a reverse geometry.

The large catenaries were built using light steel meshes. Covered with recycled acetate, it projected a red warm light in the interior of the patio.

The proposal related the individual’s experience with the collective public space, inviting the citizens to rediscover hidden spaces through exploring and proposing new design fields.

This practice aimed to reactivate the cultural and social activity of abandoned public spaces in Palma, through a creative, artistic and transversal perspective.

Authors Manuel Bouzas & Santiago Del Aguila 
Location Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Year 2019
Client Palma City Council
Surface 200 sqm
Collaborators Clara Alvarez and Alexander Zikanov
Photography Antonio Bouzas

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