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viernes, 14 de octubre de 2011

Sobre la dificultad de finalizar un proyecto de arquitectura.





Anywhere in the world, with crisis and without crisis, there are some constants that are repeated at the time of closing an architectural project. Issues doubts and differences of opinion that occur between the technicians outside experts who analyze the project in question and then the criteria and ideas of the architect original author.





Some contemporary architects, like Menis, use unprecedented and originals materials as part of one new and innovative idea that he develops for a particular building in a particular place. 


We have now this problem in Poland, for example, with the use of sheets in one new Concert Hall or in relation with the material of roofs mobile in this Concert Hall which is designing.







It look like simple question, but change a material is a change in identity and construction and architectural coherence of the building; and it is important the search of roots in the vernacular Torun tradition (in this case with the use of brick), the affirmation of the emotional resulting in massive structures with thick walls and roofs, materials with local textures. So if we have discussed this before in many ocaasions with the client, what to do for go ahead? Is necesary in these cases a plus of confidence in the whole team?







Consider that in the case of the New Music Hall in Torun, Menis was commissioned to design an initial "audience", a site whose initial function was to host the symphony concert, opera or similar musical events especially. This was -initially-not necesry to combine music with theatrical use or with conferences and fairs use. ( Moneo had the same problem in the Kursaal in San Sebastián). After winning the competition and work near two years, in july 2010, Menis was ordered by Torun Twon Hall to turn the project in a theatrer and congress space too, so Menis was commisioned to extend the initial building applications. This resulted in an obvious increase of volumen and cost. It is normal, and Poland have another similar problems like this in new cultural buildings in Wroklac and Sczcezin, for example.




Therefore at the time of final acceptance of the project , we find some discrepancies between the technicians responsible for informing the project and the author, and my opinion is that the technique is as good as dangerous in cases like this. It resolves almost everything in the paper, but nos guarantee nor beauty and harmony. Architects need the technique to solve the problems properly, but the spark of art is that which produces emotion. It is important never to forget that architecture is art, and harmony, and aesthetic coherence too. And more in the World Heritage City of Torun.

7 comentarios:

Arquitecta joven dijo...

good words for learning

Dulce Xerach dijo...

Al hilo de mi comentario anterior sobre el premio Nobel de química de este año y ligado a lo que nos ocurre en Torun, saco a colación a Copernico, que nació en esta ciudad. Lo de él fue más terrible:

En cuanto a las reacciones de sus contemporáneos frente a las revelaciones de Copérnico y Kepler, en realidad no se produjeron de forma inmediata, puesto que la Iglesia impidió su difusión y aceptación durante más de ¡¡¡tres siglos!!!...

Dulce Xerach dijo...

Following on from my previous comment on the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year and tied to what happens to us in Torun, I bring to Copernicus, who was born in this city. What it was more terrible:

As for the reactions of his contemporaries against the revelations of Copernicus and Kepler, in reality there were no immediately, since the Church prevented its diffusion and acceptance for more than three centuries !!!...

Paulino bis dijo...

EL COMENTARIO SOBRE COPERNICO Y LOS TRES SIGLOS QUE TUVO QUE ESPERAR ES REALMENTE REVELADOR...

Anónimo dijo...

Planeamos cosas que a veces no son fáciles de llevar a cabo, pero no hay que rendirse, Dulce, nunca te rindas.

Arquitecto en paro dijo...

Sin planear algo tampoco se consigue nada. Como decía Eisenhower: "un plan no es nada, pero la planificación lo es todo".

Siempre es difícil acabar un proyecto, y arquitectónico más pero conociendo a Menis y conociendo el Magma en la ciudad de Torun serían tontos si no le dejaran hacer.

Aquí en Canarias no hay trabajo, Menis es un ejemplo porque se atrevió a salir fuera antes de que se nos viniera todo encima con esta crisis.

Anónimo dijo...

Esta es una de las reflexiones más interesantes que he leído sobre las dificultades finales de un proyecto de arquitectura, y aunque habla de Menis puede ser perfectamente aplicable a muchos casos, casi a todos los casos donde el arquitecto realmente se molesta por crear algo mejor para la ciudad o el lugar concreto en el que trabaja. Creo que se debería extender y hacer llegar a todos los de la profesión.