The Barcelona Equestrian Challenge selected the prestigious EINA, University Center of Design and Art of Barcelona, to organize among its students the fourth edition of “A jump for the city” contest. The contest is about to design an obstacle for the most prestigious horse riding competition: the CSIO Barcelona 2018. The objective of the action, under way for several years, is to continue strengthening the existing link between the centenary sport competition and the city, while promoting internationally Barcelona.
The obstacle, still at the stage of mockup, will be built in the carpentry of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona and will be officially presented to medias next September. The obstacle will be part of the 107th edition of CSIO Barcelona courses, this competition which is the oldest international sport event of Spain, will take place from the 4th to the 7th of October in the club facilities.
«Metrópolis», a cosmopolite fence, wins the contest
Anna Milla, EINA’s student won the contest with “Metropolis”, a colored and minimalist project which represents the different city subway lines. A complex means of transport composed by 12 lines and more than 150 stations, which transport each year more than 400 million of people. The author speaks about her project: “In Barcelona we can find inspiration in every street corner, I found it in one of the most crowded places. To be honest, the idea came to me while I was listening music between two subway stations. Something accessible and simple which represents the city in its entirety”.
A total of 5 finalists projects were presented to the contest and to the jury composed by El Periódico de Catalunya general director, Joan Alegre;RCPB president, Curro Espinós; RCPB Foundation president, Emilio Zegrí; course designers Santiago Varela and Elena Boix, Marta Carranza sport commissioner of Barcelona City Council, CSIO Barcelona president, Santiago Mercé; Eina’s teacher, Judit Colomer and Eina’s assistant director, Enric Mas.
EINA’s director Anna Pujadas, highlights that: “A design contest is a challenge for the students’ creative minds as they have to developed a realistic design concept. Besides in this case, the winning project will be built and used. Thanks to the RCPB, design students will have experimented for the first time the complete process that design involved, from the idea to the utilization”.
The RCPB foundation president Emilio Zegri explains: “In the Foundation we like to give opportunity to young design students to show their talent on a prestigious international showcase such as CSIO Barcelona. Few weeks ago we presented the new poster of the competition, a work by the famous Conrad Roset. We are also very proud of this project highly creative”.