Play Well With Others: Madrid Gets a Community Hub for Teenagers
A vibrant cultural mix Tetuán definitely has. But what this working-class district of Madrid lacks is a community hub for teenagers. To temporarily solve this problem, the local
co-founders Enrique Espinosa, David Pérez, Rocío Pina, and Carmelo Rodríguez to collaborate with the seven cofounders of
Taller de Casquería
on a jungle gym, of a sort, in a vacant lot slated for development.
“We have the opportunity to be not just project or product designers but also designers of services for our communities.” —David Pérez
Donating their time, the firms spent nine days constructing Hypertube. Its
pyramidal form comprises
giant concrete pipes stacked and bolted to a concrete foundation. The insides of the pipes as well as the steel staircases, ladder, and catwalk that serve as connectors are painted a happy aqua, encouraging youths to exercise both their muscles and their imaginations.