PENSAR / SENTIR

Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá. 2014

"La SABIDURÍA representa el grado más alto del conocimiento.
Es considerada el verbo divino en tanto que es eterna e increada."

La actuación tiene lugar en la Ciudad del Saber. Hemos interpretado su esencia, la Sabiduría, como la suma del PENSAR y el SENTIR. El pensar como acto racional, meditado y aprendido, y el sentir como parte intrínseca, libre y fuera de control.

"PENSAR / SENTIR"

Panama City, Panama. 2014

"Wisdom represents the highest level of knowledge.
It is considered the divine verb, since it is eternal and uncreated".

The intervention takes place at the "Ciudad del Saber" (City of knowledge), that is why we made an interpretation of its essence: Wisdom, meaning the mixture of Thinking and Feeling. To Think as a rational, meditated and learned act and to Feel as an intrinsic, free and uncontrolled act.

Intervenir sobre el antiguo templo ecuménico.

El lugar de la intervención es el Templo Ecuménico de la Ciudad del Saber.
Construido en 1965 como “capilla multidenominacional”, es decir, un espacio neutro no centrado en el rito de una religión específica, que en la actualidad ha cambiado de uso convirtiéndose en un contenedor expositivo. El rasgo fundamental es el ritmo que pauta sus alzados laterales. Cada fachada cuenta con 11 machones separados 2,60m y cada machón tiene un ancho de 1 m y sobresale 80 cm del plano de fachada. Esto provoca un interesante juego de luces, sombras y volúmenes superpuestos .

Intervinimos el espacio mediante una anamorfosis en dos direcciones mezclando los dos conceptos con los que estamos trabajando: PENSAR y SENTIR para que se entremezclen generando el SABER. Otorgamos un color cálido a SENTIR y un color frío a PENSAR.

Intervention at the old ecumenical temple

The spot for the intervention was the Ecumenical Temple of the "Ciudad del Saber".
Built in 1965 as a neutral space with no particular religious rite, the "multi-denominational chapel", has turned today into an exhibition centre. The most iconic characteristic of the building is the rythm of the lateral elevation. Each façade has 11 buttresses of a 1m width that are separated by 2,60 m which are standing out by 80 cm of the plane. This characteristic creates a game of lights, shadows, and overlapped volumes that seemed very interesting to us. The clearest way to give a solution to this space was the technique of the “Anamorphosis": to generate an optical effect trough the deformation of the perspective which, from a certain point, flattens the space and depicts the words.

The rest of views are an abstract landscape of shapes and colors. We decided to intervene the building in two directions by mixing up the two concepts we were working with: to think and to feel, that once they are mixed, they create wisdom. The intervention is both, poetic and radical. We needed to show a relation with the place and its colors, so we gave a warm color to the word FEEL and a cold color to the word THINK.

Ficha técnica

Dimensiones aproximadas 30m de largo x 8m de alto.
Proyecto realizado en Enero 2014 junto con los alumnos de la Escuela de Arquitectura Isthmus de Panamá durante el workshop de 2 semanas. Semana 1 para la discusión, propuestas y diseño.Semana 2 para la ejecución.
Proyecto realizado con el apoyo de la Ciudad del Saber y Escuela Itshmus de Arquitectura.

Fotografía Alegre Saporta y Boa Mistura

Information & Credits

Length 30 m, Height 10 m.
This project has been carried out in January 2014 with the students of the School of Architecture Isthmus. It was part of a two weeks workshop in which the first week was for discussion, brain storming, proposal, design and production and the second week was for painting.
Developed with support of Isthmus University and the City of Knowledge.

Photography by Alegre Saporta and Boa Mistura

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