A South American totem created for the Gardens
This Totem hosts the Festival of Literature and Thought of Latin America, between the 20th and 22nd June 2014.
20 Jun 2014 – 30 Sep 2014
Jardim da Fundação - Free Admission
This proposal was born of a will to fantasize a whole continent – South America – in an architectonic object.
This exercise on constructing in public space departed from the idea of a shed as a space that protects and welcomes, coupled with the concept of a totem. This way, the totem assumes itself as an architectonic element, an object and materialization of that continent: a parallelepipedic cascade that emerges in the garden mirroring its surroundings (concretely the Gulbenkian Gardens, symbolically the Amazonian Forest); a physical porched tower, contrasting with the soil, which allows people to experience its interior.