Sometimes, it happens that buildings become icons, influencing much more than the neighborhood around them. They are photographed and published, changing the world and growing as a bench mark for public spaces to come. They are tools of learning for students and used as weapons by desperate architects looking for funds.
One of these icons is here in Seville, ready to face the reality of the city and among the inhabitants of the town.
The light structure flies unrealistically across roads and lots, breaking the urban fabric of the 18th century’s buildings. Public space levels overlap, giving the possibility to walk sinuously under, in and above the old city; a brave endeavor to create a connecting architectural event; a city-stage where anything can happen.
The once considered impossible-structure by engineers now is real and built, thanks to double estimated budget.
The first scratches of aging are already visible, witnessing the dream of the architect, the bitter-sweet reality of physical laws and ridiculously underrated budget left as a legacy to the contemporary city.
Regards from Seville.