Journal Article
Zaragoza's digital mile: Place-making in a new public realm

As the hot desert sun wanes across the plaza, horizontal shades along the roof of the museum, over the cafe, and at the bus stop suddenly rise in a graceful ballet. Pivoting upwards one at a time, they become a row of vertical screens. Gradually, they take on the subtle, complex patterns of a Moorish mosaic, a backdrop for the evening's performance. On the lawn, as the last soccer players leave, people settle down on their chairs and blankets and turn to the stage. Two kids take a running leap at the curtain of water, but it parts before they can get wet. Landing in a puddle on the other side, the sound starts a wave down the curtain that ripples along and fades in the distance. Jump twice and you get a bigger wave; jump in syncopation and you get the biggest waves of all.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsFrenchman D
Secondary AuthorsRojas F
JournalPlaces
Volume18
Issue2
Pagination16-25
Date Published06/2006
Abstract

As the hot desert sun wanes across the plaza, horizontal shades along the roof of the museum, over the cafe, and at the bus stop suddenly rise in a graceful ballet. Pivoting upwards one at a time, they become a row of vertical screens. Gradually, they take on the subtle, complex patterns of a Moorish mosaic, a backdrop for the evening's performance. On the lawn, as the last soccer players leave, people settle down on their chairs and blankets and turn to the stage. Two kids take a running leap at the curtain of water, but it parts before they can get wet. Landing in a puddle on the other side, the sound starts a wave down the curtain that ripples along and fades in the distance. Jump twice and you get a bigger wave; jump in syncopation and you get the biggest waves of all.

URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/294668249_Zaragoza%27s_digital_mile_Place-making_in_a_new_public_realm