Sant Sadurní Town Council and Elisava have reached a collaboration agreement to promote an ephemeral construction in the municipality. It is a project designed by students of the Master's Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces from Elisava that proposes a temporary construction solution that will allow this space to be opened and fitted out for the celebration of activities.
The courtyard of the ancestral home of Can Guineu has been the location chosen to house this architectural proposal for five months. During this period, various cultural events and recreational and social proposals will be programmed using this architectural project designed by the students of Elisava.
With this initiative, Sant Sadurní will host an innovative proposal that will allow the municipality to take advantage of a media and academic projection. This type of project allows experimentation and innovation with materials and construction techniques, thus becoming an attraction and meeting point for professionals, students and people with interests in the fields of architecture, design and engineering. It also opens the door to the public and conditions one of the exterior spaces of this building, which was acquired by the City Council at the end of 2018 and which will undergo a major refurbishment project in the coming years.
The technical project for this ephemeral construction to be located in the courtyard of Can Guineu contemplates a versatile structure, capable of hosting various disciplines and activities, which will integrate two main platforms, made of galvanised steel, which will function as stages or living spaces. There will also be mobile vertical panels made of micro-perforated fabric, which can change their position to provide more or less shade in the space. The whole project seeks a sense of lightness, in order to achieve a friendly and integrated coexistence in this heritage building, listed as a BCIL (cultural asset of local interest).
The City Council is already working with the different municipal services involved and will soon begin talks with the municipality's associative fabric to build a programme of events in this new space, which is expected to be inaugurated at the end of May.