Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
1988
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón

The Test-e planter is made of dry-mix concrete, and supplied in two lengths: 2 metres and 1.20 metres. It has a striking oval shape, sharpened at each end to lighten its presence. Its texture includes linear diagonal grooves that reduce the apparent weight of the concrete while at the same time acting as a transition to the verticality of the plants growing inside it. The aligned arrangement of several planters acts as a vegetated boundary between roads and pavements, eliminating the need for bollards or pivots.

Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón en Poblenou, Barcelona
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón en Sitges
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón en Poblenou, Barcelona
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
Jardinera Test-e de hormigón de Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón

Assuming this dual function, the architects designed Test-e in conjunction with Escofet in 1988, with the intention of installing it on pavement edges in the Eixample district of Barcelona. This street furnishing element is part of the A-E-I-O-U Vocabulary Collection, composed of Test-e, Llum-i Gat-o and Banc-u. The hint embedded in their compound names implicitly contains the idea of creating a new vocabulary of elements as the expression of the specific response of each one to the same issue: the confrontation between the neutral gravity of fluid concrete and the potential tension it adopts when adapting to different uses. 

Moulded concrete, reinforced with stainless steel, with a stripped finish and in the Escofet standard chart colour. Internal breathable, flexible, waterproof lining. Self-stabilising, no anchors are required to install them. Drainage takes place through the holes that pass through the baseboard at the bottom.
 

Features

Test-e 35 L
120 x 32 x 42 cm / 174 kg / 35 L
Test-e 113 L
200 x 40 x 53 cm / 370 kg / 113 L
Materials
Etched and waterproofed 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

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