SALVADOR GILABERT SANZ / MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT
ESTER BAYO / ARCH. PROJECT ASSISTANT / MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT (ES)
Marietta Bödök, Eleanor Figueiredo, Dóra Komlóssy, Agustín-Fernando Marin-Hermosilla, Kata Pintér, Christopher Thorp, Niek Van Laere, Lucia Sanchez, Regina Zgólay
The Labirynth was built in a way to not abuse the balance of the natural and the artificial environnment. One of the most important aspects of the installation is the difference between a human made and a natural labirynth. The other inspiration is the labirynth in the Greek mitology, in which the man looks for himself, and leaving the labirynth symbolizes leaving his inner balance. The building was made without the use of nails and screws, the 7x7 sticks and the horizontal surfaces were fixed by using particular knots.
The labirynth consists of a 1.5 and a 3, and a 2.5 and a 5 meter long unit.
Salvador Gilabert Sanz is a Senior Staff Architect in Miralles Tagliabue since 2006. Salvador combined his studies at the Technical School of Architecture of Valencia with his professional works in the Architecture and Urban Planning Studio of Melchor Monleón, where he mainly focused in energy-efficient housing, bio-climatic and ecological aspects. Later on he completed his studies in Architecture at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Valencia UPV and continued his work as a Civil Engineer and Architect. In 2006 he starts working in the Architecture Studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. In 2007 he became project Director and has been leading the pluri-awarded project of the Spanish Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010.The same year became as an associate professor of Architecture at Universidad Polytechnic of Valencia until now, And get the Master degree in fine arts, Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia. In 2011 he develops and built a complex of 120 units of Social Housing in Madrid. Currently he is in charge of the projects for the House of Music in Gandia and for a meanwhile he is developing some design and investigations about using rattan in form of combined modular furniture pieces as a Tina armchair and Pepe sofa presented in Salone Del Mobile Miláno in 2013. Since the Enric Miralles´s Foundation opened in 2012, he is regular collaborator and participates as a Tutor in several workshops as “Urban Picnic” in Matadero, Madrid in 2013. At this moment he is preparing the final presentation for the international Doctoral Thesis between IUAV in Venice, UPV in Valencia and Enric Miralles Fundation in Barcelona.