beyond the wall installation shifts the viewers’ glance to a different height

beyond the wall

bear architects has completed a two-year installation of frontier architecture, linking two different levels. public space In the Old Town of San Sebastián, Spain. The so-called “beyond the wall” is a vertical structure that stands vertically on a red platform, and on the second level it is connected to a horizontal system that follows the balustrades.

the design team located a tilted mirror in the trunk of the structure, pointing towards the sky. another reflective surface, following the direction of the first, takes shape at the top of the tower. the play between the two mirrors creates interesting illusions by adding dynamic touch to the final composition. and somehow magically, the viewer’s gaze moves beyond the wall.

all images of luis díaz díaz unless otherwise indicated

taking traces from the surroundings

respecting local history and local architecture, the design team he discreetly laid out a beautiful installation in the context of his surroundings. ‘site was already a place’ he said peña ganchegui, curator of the exhibition.“And it’s just a matter of stepping back in such a familiar environment and letting others speak for you.”

the architects formulated this metaphor: ‘like that unattainable line of balance on the horizon. a balance between danger and ruin, passion and precariousness, ambition and reality; but always with the courage and commitment that good architecture must always treasure. come now, look out the window, look for the sky beyond the wall, go up and enjoy it. ‘

the installation of the wall beyond shifts the viewer's gaze to another height
the installation hosted an exhibition for @premio_ganchegui 2021 at @limakbienal

the installation of the wall beyond shifts the viewer's gaze to another height
an inclined mirror points to the sky

The installation of the San Sebastián wall moves the viewer's gaze to a different height
the wooden skeleton discreetly embraces the shape of the balustrade

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