The work “VÉRTIGO” (vertigo) seeks to remind us that things that are common, usual, sincere, basic and elemental are fabulous. It wants to help us find the way to make pre-existing qualities stand out, where light and colour become our best allies. It is believed that the best way to understand the peculiarities of a place is to transform the way we perceive it and, like this, we will be able to find out all its details. By changing the light, we stop to observe each corner that, until that moment, we thought we knew. Volume loses its reference as a material colour and is re-drawn as a conceptual object with which we can discover new worlds.
In order to shape the project within the suggested theme the authors have taken the film Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock as a reference. In the film everything is planned around the synergies between colour and the scene: the distribution of colour in the framing of the camera creates the shape and the symbolic concepts that the mind attributes to each of them; it drives the destiny of the characters. Colour is transformed into a new character, giving it a major role that gives voice to the will of the director. It explains the desire, obsession and suffering that the characters undergo during the film. Emotions that could all be defined with the word “passion”, that includes all these states.
The architects Guillem Bargues and Adrià Llorens have joined the architect Jaume Pla to respond to the challenge posed by A Cel Obert.
Guillem, an architect graduated from the Valencia School of Architecture, has collaborated with well-known international offices such as Dorte Mandrup in Copenhagen, Lagula Arquitectes and Josep Llinàs Arquitecte in Barcelona. Together with Adrià, he currently practices the profession of architect.
Adrià, who qualified as an architect at La Salle School of Architecture, teaches the subject of Systems of representation at the same university.
Jaume, also an architect graduated from La Salle School of Architecture, teaches the subject of Accessible Architecture and is also a professor in the area of BIM (Business Information Modelling) implementation at the same university. He also collaborates with cultural entities and in the dissemination of architecture, being the secretary of the AJAC (Young Architects’ Association of Catalonia) and the coordinator of the 48h Open House Barcelona festival. Furthermore, Jaume and Adrià are members of the AIA Continental Europe, the American Institute of Architects European Chapter, where they actively collaborate in the area of “Emerging Professionals”.