Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south of Bogotá, the “Cubierta Cazucá” is a 700-square-meter canopy suspended over a sports court-cum-public square. As Frameweb describes, the project is a field of compacted dodecahedrons made of green steel mesh and translucent tiles and supported on either side by a series of swaying steel poles. Lights embedded in the mesh illuminate the court at night.
At one end, the canopy is situated adjacent to a school, while on the other, it straddles a sloping hill that overlooks the neighborhood. The floating geometric bed rises above its context without coming off as pretentious nor, amazingly, superfluous. On the contrary, Mazzanti’s canopy seems almost necessary, a “beacon of hope” for the hard pressed community.
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