Factory Merida by Selgas Cano

Factory Merida by Selgas Cano

Factory Merida by Selgas Cano

Factory Merida by Selgas Cano

This project accommodates a wide array of functions, everything from skateboarding to tightrope walking, but what exactly is it? It seems a bit inarticulate to call a project like the Merida Factory Youth Movement by Selgas Cano a building, because, even though it is built, it does much more than act as single building. Maybe it’s better to call it a constructed body covered by a luminous canopy, or an assemblage of programmatic volumes without air conditioning. Whatever we call it, the kids in Merida, Spain are lucky to have such a great-looking place to assemble, skate and tightrope walk. The architects are also lucky to have Iwan Baan¬†photograph the space and make it look as great as it does. Not that they need help! It’s just that his photos are always excellent.

Alex

July 11, 2011