Architecture students take part in the Llum BCN Festival with an idea based on energy self-consumption

06/02/20
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The “Feria Climática” installation can be visited in Barcelona's 22@ district on the weekend of 14-16 February

Architecture students take part in the Llum BCN Festival with an idea based on energy self-consumption

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture is again participating in this year's LlumBCN festival, organised by the Barcelona City Council Institute of Culture, and that will take place on 14-16 February in the PobleNou district 22@. Over the three days, a total of 57 locations in the district will be transformed with light, digital technology and moving images. In the festival's 6th year, visual artists from around the world will be taking part, and as many as 17 art, design and architecture schools from throughout Catalonia. 

13 UIC Barcelona School of Architecture students, tutored by lecturers Marta Garcia-Orte and Iñaki Baquero, have created the installation “Feria Climática” based on reuse of materials and on the principle of energy consumption. The lecturers explained “It’s an interactive game that allows users to uncover a series of messages on the subject of the environment and the fight against climate change. A recycled stationary bicycle transmits energy to an electrical circuit, which triggers different lines of light that run across the building’s façade. The messages are displayed as a result of the effort made by participants, in an installation that is entirely self-sufficient,” explained the teachers.

 The installation can be visited on 14, 15 and 16 February, from 7.00 p.m. to midnight, at Biciclot (Can Picó, Carrer de Pere IV, 58), a work cooperative that promotes cycling as a means of ecological and healthy transport. 

"Verd Botella", the installation created by students from UIC Barcelona School of Architecture at last year’s festival, was the joint winner of the first prize together with the project "Reflexió" by BAU Centro Universitari de Disseny de Barcelona. The installation was based on the recycling of more than 1,000 plastic bottles and was conceived as a wake-up call regarding the amount of single-use plastic that society generates today.