'loop' by FAHR 021.3 is a concrete sculpture with an organic circular form

'loop' by FAHR 021.3 is a concrete sculpture with an organic circular form

loop, by creative studio FAHR 021.3, is a concrete sculptural structure developed for the 10th anniversary of the creation of the science and technology park of the university of porto (UPTEC). located in front of the university’s central building, the circular piece acts as a symbol of the park, while offering a space for people to meet, sit on, and interact.

'loop' by FAHR 021.3 is a concrete sculpture with an organic circular formall images © joão morgado




‘we started by looking for a silhouette capable of being a center in asprela, mainly characterized for being a pole of great concentration of health and educational facilities, that generates a daily flow of people without many reasons for permanence by the absence of points of interest in the public space,’ notes FAHR 021.3. made of concrete, loop’s organic form represents the idea that repetition is never equal, featuring parts that extend higher than others. ‘the meeting in the garden allows the conversation, democratizes the themes, leaving without limits the participation of those who pass by. in the studio we wanted to believe that we were developing a new locus, a reference in the public space that allows any type of appropriation,’ the porto-based studio concludes.



project info:


artist: FAHR 021.3

team: filipa frois almeida, hugo reis, sérgio marafona, catarina azevedo

engineering: streng

construction: fernando moreira da silva & filhos, opolab

concrete support: mota engil

client: UPTEC

location: porto, portugal

  • It is spectacular, no doubt!
    But, maybe is just my impression, it is, somehow, too small? Related with the rest of the areal?

    dadavfc says:

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