AHEC: Hay Festival, Segovia 2012

This was another project for AHEC during summer of 2012. This time it was in Segovia during the Hay Festival and involved architecture students building a wooden aqueduct, that both echoed the design of the ancient aqueduct that dominates the city centre, but also is built without glue – just wooden joints – in the same way the original is just interlocking stone.

The aqueduct was then disassembled and passed hand-to-hand, in a human chain of local residents, to the art museum where the pieces slotted back into the sculpture already in situ. This was an exercise in both architectural practice and team-work, but also demonstrating that waste in timber products can be minimised with clever design.