The project is thought like a “garden of atmospheres” where can exist autochthonous ones, but also extinguished, new or exotic. All the new atmospheres work with the advantages that presents artificiality creating “impossible” landscapes, or better said, landscapes only possible within the urban and innovative environment of the Gran Vía street. The “garden of atmospheres” is conformed by 4 hidden atmospheres and three different forms to reach them. The hidden atmospheres are so through different levels- underground or rooftops- they stand behind doors or surfaces, or they use camouflage strategies as reflection. The ways to reach them are trajectories where you can sense in advance the qualities of the atmosphere to reach, but also they interconnect all of them. In total we consider three different kinds of atmospheres: existing atmospheres, memory atmospheres and new atmospheres.

Authors: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez and Izabela Wieczorek (Gálvez+Wieczorek)

Collaborators: Juan Lobato Cabredo, Jean Baptiste Joye and Mamen Sancha

Video: Diego Sánchez Blanco

Sound: Aitor Molina

Model photography: Pablo Martínez Capdevilla

Developer: Telefónica Foundation

Date: 2010

Status: Proposal for the exhibition “Gran Vía Laboratory” curated by Iñaki Ábalos

Location: Madrid, Spain