October 7, 2013, 11:49 am
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PIBAMARMI PAVILION

 

The PIBAMARMI pavilion at the 2013 edition of MARMOMACC in Verona was designed by the Spanish architect Alberto CAMPO BAEZA, winner of the Fair’s International Award Architecture in Stone 2013 for the office building of the Castilla León Junta in front of the Cathedral in Zamora.

The pavilion for PIBAMARMI represents the materialization of the power of Gravity over Light. It consists of an enormous hazelnut travertine stone measuring 4x4x1 m suspended in the air at only 1,90 m height in the centre of a cube of Light measuring 8x8x4 m, over a reflective floor. Passing below such a massive, low-hanging stone, we physically feel the compression produced by its weight. As simple as that.

CAMPO BAEZA is a tenured professor at ETSAM and an architect of international renown who designed the award-winning pavilion for PIBAMARMI at the 2009 edition of MARMOMACC. In 2013 he has received the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in Germany and the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters of New York and the International Award Architecture in Stone 2013 in Italy which has presented to him in Verona at MARMOMACC 2013

 

ARCHITECT: Alberto CAMPO BAEZA, Madrid, Spain
LOCATION: 2013 edition of MARMOMACC in Verona, Italy
DESCRIPTION: Cultural / Pavilion
STATUS: completed
DATE: 2013
ARCHITECT: Alberto CAMPO BAEZA, Madrid, Spain
LOCATION: 2013 edition of MARMOMACC in Verona, Italy
DESCRIPTION: Cultural / Pavilion
STATUS: completed
DATE: 2013
The PIBAMARMI pavilion by Alberto CAMPO BAEZA
The PIBAMARMI pavilion by Alberto CAMPO BAEZA in Verona, Italy

The materialization of the power of Gravity over Light: an enormous low-hanging stone suspended in the air over a reflective floor makes the visitor feel the compression produced by its weight just by passing under it.

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