Along the bustling avenue paseo de la reforma in mexico city, the ‘portal of awareness’ by rojkind arquitectos is a public space that is experienced spatially and while in motion. One of eight projects commissioned by coffee maker nescafe, the basic requirement was to include a maximum of 1,500 metal cups and rebar. this structure attaches 1,497 handled mugs inside of a diagonal mesh of the steel rods, casting dynamic shadows on the sidewalk.
There are 41 arches supplemented with 2 additional layers of 56 arches, all touching down within rows of planters. the vines growing from them will eventually cover the outer surface, projecting a green shell to the encompassing context and a gradient of red to visitors passing through.