ARCO MADRID

(Spatial design of art fair; Madrid, Spain; 2001; collaboration with Vicente Salvador)

The contemporary art fair ARCO gathers annually more than 200.000 visitors who roam and stroll the 200 stands housing the different galleries that come here from around the world. In such a hectic and visually overloaded atmosphere, spatial orientation and public space are scarce.


For the 2002 ARCO edition, a distribution and spatial organisation project was realised. The main features of this design were communications network differentiation (generating a main network and a secondary network of circulation spaces) and the arrangement of chill-outs spaces, small hide-outs and crossroads for the public to rest and for a choral enjoyment of art’s experience. The specific design of each of these locations was commissioned to a different artist, architect or designer.