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The welcoming and collaborative environment experienced at Museum Festum was the cause for another collaboration in the festival’s next edition, August of 2017.


Motivated by the festival’s ecological outlook and basket making techniques, we decided to use the latter as the source for the design of a network of structures that would receive and guide visitors.

The proliferation of this species in Portuguese fields. specifically in the fields surrounding Leiria (the reed is considered invasive species, more resilient in comparison with similar species) lead us to invite a master basketmaker from the south region of Portugal, Algarve, that could teach us the art of working the reed


The intervention’s function as gateway to the festival’s site, as well as the reed basket making techniques, guided the final shape of the design into a tunnel 7 metres long and 2 metres wide. Its cylindrical geometry and organic structure allowed us to freely model its shape and to create games of tension and openness, fluidly working with the structure’s concavity and convexity.


Project type: Installation

Site: Monte Redondo, Leiria

Date: August, 2017

Duration: 1 week

Promotor: Museum Festum: Festival Eco Cultural

Design/Construction: Colectivo Til 

Photography: Colectivo Til

Collaborations: Mestre Domingos Vaz.

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