pico colectivo extends a madrid warehouse by building a gathering spot on the roof
 

pico colectivo extends a madrid warehouse by building a gathering spot on the roof

pico colectivo reveals a new outside structure that is meant to unite the community —  ‘implant on the roof’ at on of the facilities of madrid’s do it yourself institute is a program that generates use value in the periphery of a building. the extension beyond the interior produces a space on the margin, as a way to question the lack of common places and more autonomous and free spaces in our cities.

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the view from the opposite window

 

 

‘in cities where empty lots, buildings and unused infrastructures abound absurdly, spaces that represent real transformation opportunities are not available for these processes, simply because they are the object of other interests: land speculation, real estate business, and all kinds of aspirations disconnected from social needs,’ explains the team. ‘our project builds an annex that challenges the boundaries of the building, but also an urban policy action, starting from hacking another place.’


people use the implant during the cold periods too

 

 

‘when it is expected that everything is controlled in the city, the need arises to conquer new territories — this is the main challenge facing the intervention,’ adds pico colectivo. 

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the implant from above

 


the periphery

 


the view from afar

 


the roof of the industrial warehouse before the installation

 


architect marcos coronel directs the intervention through a process of artistic residency

 

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construction during the night

 


low tech welding details

 


maneuvers for installation of parts and components

 


continuous spiral rail design

 

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drawing concept

 

 

project info:

name: implant on the roof

designers: pico colectivo

team: marcos coronel (pico colectivo) and diego peris (todo por la praxis)

location: do it yourself institute, madrid

collaborators: siro santos, miguel, justine serol,  stevenson piña

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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