Garden of Forking Paths

Winner Proposal for the YAP 2012/13 Santiago / Chile / 2013

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In our wining proposal for the YAP-CONSTRUCTO 2012/13, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’, by means of constructing a vegetal maze, we create an environment of slowness; a new scale for leisure and the unforeseen in a park that is otherwise insistently being pushed and transformed into a productive and lucrative space. We would like the visitors to get lost, leaving the rush of the city behind. This quietness will eventually allow them to perceive on a different way: slow, paused, useless, thus establishing a connection with their bodies through an unexpected sensual experience. This could bring a whole new understanding of space, capable to locate the body, back at the centre of architecture.
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    In our wining proposal for the YAP-CONSTRUCTO 2012/13, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’, by means of constructing a vegetal maze, we create an environment of slowness; a new scale for leisure and the unforeseen in a park that is otherwise insistently being pushed and transformed into a productive and lucrative space. We would like the visitors to get lost, leaving the rush of the city behind. This quietness will eventually allow them to perceive on a different way: slow, paused, useless, thus...

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