Messier 31

Messier 31

Author Eugenia Bevz
Team Eugenia Bevz, Konstantin Miroshnychenko
Country Sweden

We are pleased to contribute to the discussion on ‘other territories’ and suggest the measures, that we believe can transform the perception of ‘leftover space’ in the Buritis cityscape and start the celebration of ‘other’…Our proposal includes strategy and several examples of site specific art installations.

Stilts Strategy:

To change the marginal image and perception of stilts in the community, those structures should offer the potential and opportunity. Focused on the particular points of development the ‘other territories’ shall manifest the new set of values for the community and speak up to the city.

It should be inhabitant.
Providing public access to the stills is necessary to initiate the dialogue with community and invite the potential visitors. Accessible stilts would suggest the humanistic idea of space – the place that may be used by people and become inhabited.

It should be urbane.
To make the space available for use, the stilts area should be safe and maintained. Lighting and landscaping (at least ground cleaning) will transform the marginal leftover space to the opportunistic ‘white cube’ space.

It should be artistic.
Arts will breathe life into the stilts. The stilt itself is an open structure ready to support and accommodate artistic installation within its limits.

Stilts Installation:

In our proposal, we romanticize stilt structures. We perceive them not as an ugly output of the collision between the building economy and the site context, but rather as a suggestion, a three-dimensional super grid, a Cartesian 3d system… a spaceframe.

Messier 31 inhabits stilts structure and deconstructs its image. Being a light installation, it uses the potential of sun energy daytime to empower Messier 31 during the night. The name Messier 31 or M31 comes from a constellation – Andromeda Galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and one of the brightest deep sky matters. M13 recreates the geometry of Andromeda constellation within ‘stilts coordinate system’.

Please see enclosed project description pages for further details.

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