System design and installation developed with Ciudad Emergente for fiiS_International Festival of Social Innovation
Designed for Ciudad Emergente in the context of the 2014 Social Innovation Festival (fiiS), the challenge was to design and build a temporary structure to generate shade and rest space at Parque Bicentenario in Santiago that expected to receive 20,000 people in one day. The aim was to build an environmentally friendly structure, self-supporting, lightweight, cheap and capable of being assembled in one day and disassembled in a couple of hours.The design strategy proposed was a system generated from two hyperbolic paraboloids joined together by a mirror-like edge, thus allowing both modules to be structured supporting each other. Each paraboloid was designed as a ruled surface formed from colihue components joined together with elastics allowing flexibility and facilitating the assembly and disassembly process.Each component is composed of colihue rods, 4 meters long, overlapping and screwed, allowing to generate linear elements between 9 and 12 meters. Due to the high degree of flexibility of the colihue, pillars built from 3 rods of colihue were added to maintain a minimum roof height of 2.20 meters.