Date: September, 2018
Lugar: Eixample neighborhood, Barcelona (Spain).
Receptor: Poeta Maragall secondary school, Barcelona.
Objective: Design and construction of mobile bleachers that encourage the school playground to be used in new ways.
Constructed by: Alberto Flores y Santiago Doljanin.
he Poeta Maragall Secondary School is located in the heart of Eixample in Barcelona. Taking advantage of the interior courtyard of the city block, the school has one single, small, fenced-in playground that is almost entirely taken up by a football pitch.
With the aim of creating new dynamics in playground usage, and in collaboration with a small group of teachers, we came up with terraced, modular and mobile stands that would be set up on the pitch a few days per week in order to allow the space to be used in different ways and for different activities.
Starting with this idea, we designed and constructed a modular mobile seating system that can be reconfigured in the space and adapted to different situations. They can be used as free-standing units or to make assembly bleachers. They can also be used as tables or can be incorporated into other kinds of recreation or relaxation.