XIV International AIDS Conference 2002

PROJECT TO ACCOMMODATE REST AREAS, CATERING, AND MASSAGES DURING THE CONFERENCE
Fira de Barcelona, Spain
2002
Cooperation and advocacy, ASF

2500 m2, in Fira de Barcelona, Montjuic
Catering 500 people, massages, individual sleeping rooms, sitting area, medical consultations.

Taking advantage of the framework of existing pillars, we proposed a “substructure” consisting of a system of cables and tensioners that supported all the enclosures necessary to dominate the space, say, where visual or physical privacy were necessary, compartmentalisations of different programs, etc.

The enclosures were 100% cotton, flame-repellent, and functioned like walls or ceilings. They were placed vertically, horizontally or on an incline, according to the geometry of the wire structures. The fabrics were different colors to indicate separate areas/spaces according to their intended use and requirements.

Areas without a specified use were treated as abstract garden spaces. Images such as the sea, a forest, etc, were projected against the stark white walls, to seemingly break the physical limitations of these barriers.International AIDS conference copia