Mountain on the Moon | Enorme Studio

| 22 : 00 – 30 March 2018 |

 


 

 

 


‘Mountain on the Moon’ – is a public space installation in Madrid envisioned as an portable design office by Enorme design studio and MINI Hub.

Taking advantage of the Madrid Design festival, the installation aptly named ‘Mountain on the Moon‘ is a collaborative effort by designers from Enorme studio and Mini Hub intends to acts as an urban lab. The urban project is an effort to promote and initiate dialogue between public and the installation.  The urban furniture consists of a sustainable office space and outdoor benches powered by solar and kinetic energy. Located in an urban square in Madrid, the installation can host open meetings with the public as main catalyst for improving the urbanscape.

 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


From the Architects – 

 

Every day we all become increasingly aware of the need to improve our habits and the collective awareness about our environment, although nonetheless our cities—gigantic and vast—are often far from reflecting this change of paradigm. It is urgent that, as citizens we contribute, along with different players like designers, public institutions, brands and to start to collectively rethink new collective visions for our cities, which can regenerate the urban landscape in a way cohesive with people and their environment.

 

Mountain on the Moon – Sketch view


 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


 

For this reason, MINI and Enorme Studio, a young design firm specialising in the public space and participative dynamics is making an original proposal, with an installation situated in the mythical Plaza Santa María Soledad Torres Acosta in Madrid.

 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


 

This installation, in addition to being a meeting point for design and the city, will concern itself with the use of renewable energies. It will have USB charging points and reading points lit by solar energy, as well as the possibility to charge devices with the kinetic energy generated by movement. This new habitable and efficient equipment will try to work on the most pressing challenges of daily life.

 

Photo – © Luis Alda


 

 

Photo – © Luis Alda


 

 

Photo – © Luis Alda


 

Mini Hub

For over a year MINI has been in the Malasaña neighbourhood with its space open to creativity. The MINI Hub is now opening up to the outside with this installation. The inside will be invaded by meetings between designers who are rethinking new ways of making a city: city furniture workshops entitled Bench a Day, which will develop new ideas for urban benches; talks on interactive urban stages; new public space laboratories; and talks-debates on how cities of the future will be. All these activities will handle urban design and the city as their main topic to work on in a collaborative, trans-disciplinary and intergenerational way.

 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


 

Photo – © Javier de Paz García 


 

Montaña en la Luna represents an opportunity to experiment based on the idea of a designer office and portable architecture, on the street and close to users, with which any and all new proposals for cities of the future must be co-designed. This new endeavour by MINI is framed within its objective of improving urban life, contributing to a rational use of resources and maximising the motto ‘Creative Use of Space’ inherent to the brand’s DNA.

 

 

Photo – © Luis Alda


 

 

Portable mobile office and benches


 

 

Photo – © Luis Alda


 

Photo – © Luis Alda

 

 


Project details :–

 

Project Name – Mountain on the Moon

Architect  – Enorme Studio | www.enormestudio.es

Project location – Plaza de Santa María Soledad Torres Acosta, Madrid, Spain for the Madrid Design Festival

Client name – MINI España / MINI Hub

Collaborators :–

LandscapeGreener-on the other side

Solar Energy and Interactivity SystemsCREÁTICA 

Project type – Installation, Portable office, Urbanscape, Public furniture

Completion – February 2018

Photography Credits – © Javier de Paz García  | © Luis Alda

 

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