The 'Llacuna' project, carried out by students of the Degree in Design and the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Space Design (MEATS, by its Spanish Acronym) of ELISAVA, has won the diploma for the best transformed space of the Festival Llum BCN 2018, which has been held this past weekend in Barcelona. This is the second consecutive victory after ELISAVA already won the first Llum BCN prize last year with the 'Orbis' project.
The jury highlighted its ability to "modify the space and its physical configuration from the use of light and lighting, and the ability to propose a new urban experience to the public based on the design of the project and its interaction with the site". Co-supervised by the co-directors of the MEATS, Roger Paez and Toni Montes, 'Llacuna' has recalled the swampy past of the Poblenou neighbourhood, generating the effect of dissolving urbanized soil with a dense layer of light that simulates a liquid and corporeal surface.
The jury of the Llum BCN Festival has also granted a special mention to the 15,000 grams project (ETSAB, UPC).
Located for the first time in the neighbourhood of Poblenou, the seventh edition of Llum BCN, with more than 170,000 visitors, has been "the most ambitious so far" according to theCultureInstituteof Barcelona. The initiative has had 35 participants (including artists, companies and schools) that have presented up to almost fifty different light stagings.
Students: Esther Abad, Joana Bisbe, Clàudia Blanes, Carla Camín, Alberto Cantera, Joan Carreres, Maria Casadellà, Aina Engelhard, Aina Flores, NilsKamminga, Sofía Martín, Cristina Peiris, Carme Roig, Ariadna Sala, Clara Viladecans
Tutors: María de la Cámara, Toni Montes, Roger Paez, Gabriel Paré