Eclipse: an installation to celebrate the heritage; Valentina Ieva; ArchiLovers


Portugal – Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar

A sphere that temporarily shifts the centre of the Porto square.

During the 20th anniversary of the classification of the historic centre of Porto as Unesco World Heritage site, the architectural studio FAHR 021.3 created Eclipse, a sphere that temporarily shifts the centre of the city square towards its gravitational pull.

“The installation enters the public space with a disruption of scale that entices interaction and fruition,” describe Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis from FAHR 021.3

Eclipse stands in an off-centre position which encourages passers-by to rethink the Amor de Perdição Square from a different perspective. It breaks the surrounding architecture’s quiet historic elegance with a bold statement of sheer size and colourful disruption.

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