Sergio Sebastian architects has won the 3rd Award for the project Bells at Global Architecture & Design Awards (GADA 2018) hosted by Rethinking The Future with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students of architecture. GADA is an all exclusive design competition, analysing and comparing the conceptual and built works of professionals. The competition received a total of 748 Registrations from across the globe. Rethinking The Future Awards have gained a Big name among the Architecture Awards Internationally with Winners from renowned Studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page, RTKL, EYP Inc, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects and many more.
Original Article: Rethinking The Future
About the project:
Bells of Sant Cugat´s Monastery will be at every place in the city, concentrating all the Xmas richness as funny interventions made of shine, light, and sound
They make visitor and citizen knows Sant Cugat´s Xmas as a small difuse museum, made of estructures that surprise walkers concentrating emotive and plastic intense interventions
All the micro-interventions are able to move and modify their contents each year, according to a management plan. So that Bells has a high value of citizen implication and urban connetcion
Is based on a conic self-carrier bell, that does not need fachade subjections. This structure is identified with a color, and holds out a bell made of stainless polished steel. As a mirror, the outside face of the bell reflects the sky and the environment, minimizing its presence. But when the visitor comes inside, the polished Steel amplifies every lighting effect surounding, multiplying and melting the reflects of the installation and the citizen
The bell produces different plastic effects, by day with sunlight, and whe night comes with the artifcial lights of each installation. This way the intervention is visitable 24 hours a day. Some bells are able to introduce tolos to interactuate with citizen
Structure: Diagonal and vertical columns, compression and traction rings, are made of 3mm. painted steel tubes of 80mm diameter.
Subestructure: Rectangular 60.30.3 mm tubes of polished stainless steel.
Bell surface: 2mm polished stainless steel
Illumination: Led lamps
Each bell has a different ephemeral installation, according different thematics, able to change each year. For 2017-18 Xmas we designed three main contents :
Bell #1. Rosette
White bell shows an installation as a tribute to Monastery´s romanic rosette. Its Stone structure, plumb subestructure, and colur pieces of glass, are reinterpretd in a overlapping layer system made of aluminium,
Bell #2. Kaleidoscope
Yellow bell gets thinner to show a marvelous kaleidoscope, that reflects sky, city lights and the cityzen. As a giant piece of ice glass, the movement experience of the visitor will act as to be inside a big kaleidoscope, that expands its reflects all around the ground below.
Bell #1. Xylophone
The blue bell acts as a giant interactive musical instrument, that captures the movements of the people, and transfoms them into light and sound impulses, both amplified by the envolving mirror Steel bell.