Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Plan of Wied Il-Buni

This plan is the latest. It is derived from the collage shown in an earlier post. Here inspiration is taken from the salt-pans and the concrete platforms that are scattered all over Maltese seascapes. A series of platforms and canopies divide the coast into inhabitable spaces which could be used for a number of things; markets, sports (volleyball, tennis, basketball courts will be marked onto the surface), swimming, theatre, outdoor cinema, sunbathing, fishing, walking, jogging, or just sitting and staring.

The drawing style is intentionally vague, as are the functions of the spaces. I don't wish to dictate what should be done here, it is a place for people to do as they please - to express Malteseness, whatever that may be.

In the same way the map was open to interpretation by others, so as to be manipulated into something Maltese - and not simply my own version of Maltese - the architecture is open to any form of expression.

1 comment:

  1. Geraldine HollandMarch 31, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    The plan is beautiful! I want to see more! Can you zoom in on a segment? I am utterly enticed by it! I want to know what scale it is and I am excited to know what those spaces are in there? Looking forward to more Nina, always, Geraldine