MEATS students, led by architect Jordi Queralt and professor Roger Paez, spent a week on-site at Can Guineu in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia building a pop-up installation to house the town’s array of summer events. MEATS undertook the project from concept design through to delivery with the guidance of Queralt and Paez.
The client, Ajuntament de Sant Sadurní d’Anoia – the local government, tasked MEATS students with the design and installation of a versatile event space using the garden – El Patí – at the historic Can Guineu. The installation, featuring multi-purpose platforms, thoughtful landscaping and iconified by nine adjustable flags, will become a focal point for cultural events over the summer months.
The flags feature an emotive print taken from the inside patio of Can Guineu – bringing the inside out – and a mechanism which allows the change of their orientation to suit different uses of the space.
The installation at Can Guineu is just a first step toward rejuvenating the historic building and hopes to leave a footprint in the memory of Sant Sadurní.
Can Guineu opens on Monday May 24th 2021; the events program is available on the Ajuntament de Sant Sadurni website.