The archaeological remains of the ancient Theater of Tárraco were discovered in 1885 at the limit where the Roman wall followed the original topography. Along the XX century, important transformations in the site, have built a new contemporary condition as sediment of time and matter. Transforming a large urban vacuum of 6000m2 into a new crossable public space is the aim of the successive phases of action. In this first, the construction of a corrugated steel rod structure complemented by a horizontal plane of sand draws the guidelines and generatrixes that activate in geometry and scale part of the remains of the ancient Roman “cavea”. The classic idea of semi-panoramic vision vanishes. The centrality moves, the symmetry disappears. The stage expands, the boundaries start to blur. Now, the different elements come into the game, and as gear, the story and the performance are ordered, offering endless versions according to the new actors and their looks that, little by little, will harmonize with the weight and pass of time.
Archaeological remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Tárraco
estudi d’arquitectura toni gironès
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Team: Dani Rebugent (2013-18), Henry Mezini (2015), Albert Font and Miguel Saludas (2016), Dani Messeguer (2017), Miriam Fuster, Carlos Lope and Federic Barraco (2018), Uxue Jauregi (Panels 2019) Structure: LACONCET (Ramón Cestero) Engineer: Masala Constructors Construction manager: Josep Lluís Garriga Contractor: Constècnia