MiramArt has succeeded in totally transforming the experience of a tunnel in the city by means of hanging as a cladding an unique artistic piece that covers all the inner part of it. In order to create this work, artist Victor Goikoetxea devised on a flat surface of more than 200 m2 a piece in which he mixed pigments, paints, varnish and volumetric elements to create an artistic and changing fusion of the dialogue between land and sea. His work was subsequently placed on aluminium sheets of 3.0 x 1.5 m2 and adapted to the existing construction.
MiramArt arises from a dream, the dream of trying to recreate the sea at the only spot of La Concha Bay (San Sebastian, Spain) from where it cannot be seen. Created by the artist Victor Goikoetxea in 2016 and located in the city of San Sebastian (Spain), MiramArt is an intervention that enhances an urban space essential for the configuration of the walkway surrounding the bay, and it contributes to its unique richness and diversity of piazzas, viewpoints, promenades, gardens… that run from El Peine del Viento (Eduardo Chillida’s sculpture) to Mompás, providing a covered space that recreates its own underwater landscape.
The project is approached as a door to the city that, together with three other interventions of urban art, had at first been conceived as part of an ambitious artistic project with vocation to last over time and to become a patrimony of the city.
The construction of the Miramar Palace, completed in 1893, required the construction of a false tunnel for the passage of tramways and traffic. This tunnel makes it possible to pass under the topographic headland that projects into the sea and it is a necessary passage to connect the beaches of Ondarreta and La Concha along the walkway surrounding the sea front. During the second half of the twentieth century, a second false tunnel for pedestrians was built as a semi- circular barrel vault with an approximate length of 29 meters and a width of 4.8 meters, its height being of 4.5 meters under the keystone.
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Miramart San Sebastian
Video showing how the Miramart tunnel was created
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