▼TransBorda装置概览，TransBorda installation ©Renato Mangolin
What if the places had no walls? What if our home was always open? What if our city were made only of unimpeded, unrestricted, interconnected open spaces? What if we did not accept the idea that in order to live together we would have to be trapped behind walls and avoid the danger we believe we live in, the frightening threat of the other? The daily violence is the hardest part of life in the city. To protect ourselves, we demand walls that crystallize “our deepest fears,” as the Brazilian architect Angelo Bucci says. This collective construction of fear invades all places and assumes the most diverse forms, from the most ethereal to the most solid, from the most crystalline to the most opaque.
To the child, imagination allows one to see in the wall something beyond its condition of division. It allows you to see it as something to be crossed, something behind which dwells the unknown, the surprise, a new place to discover. Imagination has the power to challenge reality.
▼装置旨在改变博物馆底层柱廊的空间体验，the design transformed the act of occupying the pilotis of the museum in a gesture of crossing of walls and activation of the public space ©Renato Mangolin
在里约艺术博物馆（MAR）的邀请下， Estúdio Chão在“艺术，民主与乌托邦”展览期间设计了一个用于举办公共活动、辩论和表演的场地，旨在利用公共空间来探索博物馆的边界。博物馆的入口在过去是一个带顶户外广场，后来被玻璃墙围合起来，使人难以感受到亲切和被邀请的感觉。为此，设计团队引入了一组露天看台和平台，使其以穿越墙壁和激活公共空间的方式来改变博物馆底层柱廊的空间体验。
▼设计示意图，diagram © Estúdio Chão
Invited by the Museum of Art of Rio(MAR) to create an arena for the public programming, debates and performances during the period of the exhibition Art, Democracy and Utopia, we set ourselves to provoke the very limits of the museum with the public space. The entrance of the museum, in the past an open and covered plaza, is now inclosed in a glass wall where people feel little invited to occupy the museum. We imagined a set of bleachers and platforms that transformed the act of occupying the pilotis of the museum in a gesture of crossing of walls and activation of the public space.
▼露天看台，bleachers ©Renato Mangolin
TransBorda (which in portuguese means the same as overflow) acts as a poetic device to provoke reality and make a call to the imagination, putting bodies of all shapes and ages in movement on feet and hands to cross the glass wall of the pilotis of the Museum of Art of Rio. These steel structures invites people to cross over them, challenging them with structures that resemble children`s playgrounds such as climbers and slides. An invitation for people to trespass these known boundaries while having fun, engaging the public occupation of these enclosed spaces.
▼装置鼓励人们手脚并用地跨越玻璃墙壁，the installation put bodies of all shapes and ages in movement on feet and hands to cross the glass wall ©Renato Mangolin
▼攀爬墙和滑梯，climbers and slides ©Renato Mangolin
TransBorda is a call to action: overflow! It raises bridges and undoes barriers, even for a moment, the glass walls we have learned to accept. As we struggle to overthrow these walls, perhaps the children’s imagination can allows us to suspend the gravity of the walls that shape our though realities.
▼装置细部，detailed view ©Renato Mangolin
The installation occurred between September 2018 to May 2019 and became a widely-held attraction for neighborhood children and visitors and was an important initiative within a strategic repositioning of the museum in the community and city undertaken by its new management, and that has resulted in a significant increase of public. We believe that such projects, in which the provocative ephemerality of the intervention, the attention to public space as an artistic gesture and the protagonism of the human encounters on the architectural form by itself, helps expand the field of architecture research beyond its usual limits.
▼超越边界，overflow ©Renato Mangolin
▼公共活动，public activities © Daniela Paoliello
▼剖面图，sections © Estúdio Chão
Comission: Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR museum), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Design Team : Estúdio Chão (www.estudiochao.com) @estudiochao
Adriano Carneiro de Mendonça, Antonio Pedro Coutinho ,
Museum Coordination : Eleonora Santa Rosa (Executive Diretor MAR museum)
Structural Engeneering: Limonge de Almeida
Constructors :Dorival Dantas (Serralheria Conservolkis)
João Luiz Sarti (Serralheria São Jorge)
Carlos Eduardo Ribeiro do Nascimento (Indio)
Photography :Renato Mangolin, Daniela Paoliello