Virginia de Jorge Huertas

"My roots are my inspiration"

International Competition "Inspiration Hotel" - 2015

OPENGAP.

Finalists

With:  Chenta Tsai Tseng, Pablo Claudio Wegmann and Nieves Calvo López.

Virginia de Jorge Huertas

MIDDLE- EASTERN ARTISTS TODAY- CONFLICTS, EXILE AND INMIGRATION

The conflicts risen in the middle-east have degradedthe countries and cities that once housed numerous inspirational hotels, now abandoned ruins. The project is contextualized in an uncertain future, when wars have ended and cities are capable of resilience.

INSPIRATIONAL HOTEL- FEMINISM  AND ART AS A REACTIVING TOOL

Based on the "Trümmenfrauen", a collective of women whom reconstructed Berlin, we propose Muslim female artists as the nuclei to regenerate the ruins of Baghdad, recreating and creating inspirational hotels for the use of artists and citizens relying on seven archetypal principles that describe contemporary female artists.

STREET- COURTYARDS- ROOFTOPS- LIVING SPACES

Public- Semipublic and private shelters

We chose archetypal regional elements as reactivating tools according to three levels of intervention- Private shelters (interior), Semipublic shelters (courtyards and rooftops) and Public shelters (streets and squares). 

The project therefore is an inspirational hotel that doesn't solely complement beautiful landscapes, but rather rescues degraded urban weaves as a starting point.

 

To paraphrase Michelangelo; " Every ruin has opportunities inside and it is the  task  of the artists to discover it" transforming our ruins into the beauty of a city that was, and will be.

Virginia de Jorge Huertas
Virginia de Jorge Huertas
Virginia de Jorge Huertas
Virginia de Jorge Huertas