TEAM: Claudio Araya, Felipe Acuña, Jaime Fuenzalida, Felipe Rivera – Chile
The city is in constant and fast growth. The public space is and should always be the democratic urban support of all citizen activity. Society evolves and the city must respond.
History is a reflection of the urban manifesto, however, explosive growth and lack of planning lead to the degradation of the public space, the loss of identity and the low sense of appropriation with the city.
This phenomenon is evident in Santiago de Chile. Social expressions and manifestations occur, as in most cities, in their public spaces. The focal point of the mayor congregations in Chile is Plaza Baquedano, which, paradoxically, is a high traffic flow roundabout.
The community – unconsciously – manifests a need to understand and conceive these spaces as places of social congregation and these must be adapted to the evolution process of the city.
Morphing Museum recognizes these elements and the acts in the city as an exhibition space, a memory, vocation of social identity and interactivity between the community and urban ground.
A meeting, congregation and playful collective spaces able to adapt immediately to the needs of citizens. A transformable hybrid between street, park and museum.