amid.cero9 at venice architecture biennale 2010
amid.cero9 at venice architecture biennale 2010 amid.cero9 at venice architecture biennale 2010
aug 14, 2010

amid.cero9 at venice architecture biennale 2010

‘cherry tree blossom’ by amid.cero9 in jerte valley, spain all images courtesy amid.cero9

exhibiting at this year’s venice architecture biennale, ‘cherry tree blossom’ by madrid-based architectural office amid.cero9 (cristina díaz moreno and efrén garcía grinda) is a structure set in the middle of the jerte valley in spain. the site is unique for its single-species cherry orchards that transform the landscape every year.

the lightweight roof of ‘cherry tree blossom’ is composed of fabric and a three-dimensional structural system made of slender interwoven steel. the resulting form is an organic ‘modern chapel’ with bevelled openings punctured throughout the surface. light enters the shelter in streams, creating a cave-like experience for its inhabitants.


in jerte valley

in context

model study

inside of model


efrén garcía grinda and cristina díaz moreno of amid.cero9 working on the model

site plan

exploded axo

roof plan

floor plan

cristina díaz moreno and efrén garcía grinda of amid.cero9

  • that’s all very nice, but somewhat overshadowed by the size of that goat’s(?) nads….

    Ghostieman says:
  • wicked!

    wednesday says:

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