Kids Game in the Old City

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  • The square of las Barbaras is on the edge of the Old City of A Coruña,
    in the same street as the catholic school of the Dominicans. The
    intervention is designed for the children who leave school or live in the
    area, as it has no recreational areas for them.
    My proposal shall be directed toward that end, trying to integrate with
    the surrounding space. This beautiful small square connects different
    areas within the Old City, and this is its only function nowadays; adding
    a recreational piece for kids should improve the usage of the square
    and become it a better place both for kids and adults.
    The piece consists of a series of rotating methacrylate cubes with an
    interior stainless steel structure, and a circular stainless steel base that
    acts as an intermediary between the cubes and the pavement of the
    square. Big cubes have a dimension of 50x50x50 cm, while the little
    cubes have smaller dimensions (37.5x37.5x37.5 cm) in order to facilitate
    the children go up and down.
    As the kids can rotate the cubes, this game can change as much
    as they want; they can easily convert this area into a tunnel where
    they can become cars, or suddenly it can be a western fort where
    they stand up staring at the horizon looking for american indians! The
    possibilities are endless, so it is the imagination of small kids.