1990
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz

Abril is a reinforced concrete, self-standing element that requires no anchors. The beauty of this bench lies in the mirage of its apparent simplicity, formalised as an arch and with a minimum slab edge in contrast with the large dimension of its supporting pilasters, thus emphasising the wide opening between its supports. 

Banca Abril de hormigon blanco de Cruz y Ortiz
Banca Abril de hormigón blanco en Dumfries and Galloway Hospital, Scotland
Banca Abril de hormigón blanco en Dumfries and Galloway Hospital, Scotland
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz
Banca Abril de hormigon gris de Cruz y Ortiz Düsseldorf

The architects Cruz and Ortiz created their first design for Escofet, which they called Abril, and was then completed with Mayo and Junio. This is how Abril opened up the path for a new generation of neutral, abstract elements for universal use that eventually took on the condition of a basic vocabulary in building a language hitherto unknown.

A design that is rigorous and simple in terms of its formulation, but universal in terms of its application. An element that is self-explanatory, that focuses, marks, locates and organises space. Well related to the terrain and the horizontal plane.

Bench made from reinforced, etched, water-repellent concrete in the Escofet standard colour chart. It's a self-standing bench, with no need for anchors.

Photography: Anna Pericas, Wenzel Fotografía.

 

Features

Abril
296 x 75 x 45 cm / 1100 kg
Materials
Etched and waterproofed Concrete
Etched and waterproofed Recycled Concrete
Colours:

GR. Grey

GR. Grey

NG. Black

NG. Black

BL. White

BL. White

CA. CA Grey

CA. CA Grey

RA. Red

RA. Red

BG. Beige

BG. Beige

GR R. Recycled Grey

GR R. Recycled Grey

NG R. Recycled Black

NG R. Recycled Black

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