cumul collective reuses old tires in street art installation cumul collective reuses old tires in street art installation
sep 21, 2015

cumul collective reuses old tires in street art installation

cumul collective reuses old tires in street art installation
all images courtesy of cúmul collective




making an effort to address the issue of used tires around the world, cúmul collective makes a variant of their ‘pneumàtic’ project (previously featured on designboom here) and reuses more tires to create ‘ONA’, a street art installation. presented during the 2015 cultura de la calle festival in rivas-vaciamadrid, spain, the artwork aims to provide awareness and to create new urban aesthetic experiences.

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a view of the landscape created by old tires in the seseña cemetery




‘ONA’s tires were taken from the seseña tire cemetery located between toledo and madrid. this sea of rubber parts is a devastating landscape with no promising destiny, just the one of creating a black artificial typography. taking the tires from here and making them into public art gives a new sense to these objects while revitalizing spaces.

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new meaning has been given to these tires that now grow out of a wall




the ‘ONA’ installation resembles a wave that is reminiscent of its origins. the only difference is that it got out of the sea of tires and now finds itself immersed within the urban territory, breaking down the architecture, creating new volumes and generating new social spaces and interactions.

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a public space got a boost with the addition of ‘ONA’

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‘ONA’ catches the attention of a boy who passed by while riding his bike

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from the side the installation looks like a wave of tires emerging out of the wall

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the new street art installation has generated new places for the community to interact

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around 80 tires were rescued from the cemetery, transported and inserted into this wall

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a new urban landscape has been generated

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rescued tires from the cemetery get cleaned and cut to fit the installation’s purpose



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.


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