This portal, conceived through spatial design, activated by the city dwellers and the everyday stimuli of Mexico City’s life, becomes a new public piece in one of the city’s most important avenues, Paseo de la Reforma. Nescafé comissioned 8 artists(Francisco Serrano, Mario Schjetnan, Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Fernanda Canales, Manuel Cervantes, Alejandro Quintanilla and Alejandro Castro) to develop specific installations with the basic requirement of utilizing a maximum of 1500 metal coffee mugs.

Combining a common every day life object, a mug, with a basic common architectural construction material, rebar, the idea of a portal takes place. The rebar is used as the primary structure for the cups, which are then mechanically attached to each intersection of the steel mesh. Combining 41 main arches, ranging in lenght from 10 to 12 meters, with two additional layers of 56 diagonals each, the piece is inter woven to create 1497 nodes for the cups. ” (Text/Pictures by Rojkind arquitectos)


(via metalocus)