Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, October 22, 2020
27/05/2020

Furniture Urban Alphabets (F.U.A.)

 
Made out of obsolete material salvaged from the municipal warehouses of Madrid City Hall, F.U.A. is a prototype for sustainable and reusable public installations where social, energy, and environmental considerations converge, designed by David Cárdenas, EEEstudio (Enrique Espinosa), Juanito Jones, Maria Mallo, Lys Villalba, and Zuloark.

On one hand, the seven letters I M A G I N A spelling the 2017 program of reactivating public spaces of various Madrid districts, which traveled by truck to each of the nine sites of the experiment, are now part of the Matadero Madrid facilities.

On the other hand, the three furniture-letters MAD – which marked the Madrid City Hall pavilion at the 2016 Spanish National Congress on Environment (CONAMA) in 2016 – and the three in PAZ – which graced the main venue of the 2017 World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace – have been reinstalled as a seasonal amenity in the north courtyard of the Conde Duque Cultural Center.

This urban furnishing includes rest areas built with wooden boards taken from deteriorated benches of the capital, as well as luminaires (round sodium lamps which are progressively being removed from the streets and turned into waste) recycled with new LED elements empowered by solar panels.
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