GiRA — claiming the public space

GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa

“GiRA” was a temporary installation placed in Largo de S. Domingos, Porto, which re-introduced the opportunity of driving a spinning carrousel in the city center. Thus, in a place where the flow of people predominates and where the stopping places are mostly circumscribed to the existing consuming places such as restaurant and cafe terraces, the object recovers the idea of the square as a non-commodified meeting place, while reinforcing the role of playing in the city, both by children and adults. Additionally, it stimulated the spinning action as a collective action. By doing this, the object has also generated meetings that stemmed from its existence.

Team: Miguel Costa + Meireles de Pinho 
Location: Largo de S.Domingos, Porto, Portugal 
Winner of the 5th Edition of “Martelinhos de S.João 2016” Competition: Category “Public Space Intervention”.
Images: Carlos Lobão

GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
GiRA micro atelier de arquitectura e arte | maarqa
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