This pavilion Project is an initiative by Museo Experimental El Eco and TOMO, designed to generate a dialogue with contemporary architecture within the program of the museum. Five young architecture studios were invited to partici- pate in a juried contest: Cadaval+Solá-Morales, Frida Escobedo, Iván Juárez, Productora and José Rojas. The jury, composed by architects Jose Castillo, Mauricio Rocha and José Sanchez, chose Frida Escobedo’s project as the winner, recognizing its connection to the museum’s explorations of the history of modernism and interest in exchanges between the various arts.
The pavilion is an architectonic intervention in the central courtyard of the museum, made from movable blocks that create different spaces that can be changed in accordance with the needs of the scheduled events of the museum: proposed forms include, a meadow, a park, an orchard, a forum, a labyrinth, a bar. The blocks can also be moved, replaced and readapted, by each visitor’s use and spontaneous play with them.
Frida Escobedo’s project builds a link between architecture and concrete poetry. Each block of the pavilion can be read like an open text, written according to the principle articulated by the Brazilian concrete poet, Ferreira Gullar, “a maximum expression, a minimum of words”. Through the resonance made between both languages, the pavilion weaves together a constructive field, simultaneously poetic and utilitarian, with an expressive potential that engages visitors as it generates additional meanings.
(text courtesy of TOMO)