Code: (17.b.OPE)


Title: Open Air


/// Authors: César Cañadas + Román Sost + JARD

/// Year: 2017

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“I think if we continuously look at the sky, we would end up having wings.”

– Gustave Flaubert


“Open Air” introduces the urban spaces of Chueca inside its station, to open a large window in its interior that connects the closed metro stop with the open city.




To do this, it generates a digital sky throughout the station, where the most important landscapes of Chueca are projected in order to convert the metro into an active part of the neighborhood.


The project is based on 4 fundamental operations:

1. Introduction of the city inside Metro Chueca: placing the exterior inside the underground means to create a virtual window to the city to reconnect its infrastructures, usually opaque and overwhelming, with its urban space, always open and changing.

2. The city of urban, cultural and commercial spaces: the images that are projected not only produce a more open and relaxed atmosphere within the station, but are designed to activate the local economy and culture.

3. The city is broadcasted live 24/7: a system of streaming cameras is continuously sending images in real time from the public spaces (urban or cultural) of the Chueca neighborhood.

4. Construct a continuous and dynamic sky-window: a system of projectors that generate a digital ceiling throughout the season with the moving images of the most iconic spaces of Chueca.


These operations are focused on the achievement of 2 main objectives:

Transforming the concept of a train station that are opaque and closed into a subway station in which to look at the sky, as well as making it urban, dynamic and connected to the city.

– Change the function of the metro station as a place of passage whose only function is to be the entrance and exit door to the means of transport, towards an integrating piece in the neighborhood that connects the suburban space with the activity of “outside” To promote their high cultural and commercial potential, based on diversity and tolerance.