The second edition of the Yin Yang Project, promoted by Segovia’s Council, the American Hardwood Export council (AHEC) with the participation of Bachelor in Architecture students

The Casa de la Moneda hosted a wood construction of the Yin Yang project, assembled by IE University students under the guidance of professors Ruth Vega and Fermín Blanco.

Yin Yang Project is a learning project based on the use of wood as a building material that takes its name from the double complimentary vision that all nature elements have, according to Taoist philosophy. “All positive has a negative that, at the same time, is its complement”; following this rule the project is divided in two complimentary structures, developed with the educational Lupo System. The results are two actions: a “positive” one with a replica of Segovia’s Roman aqueduct and other “negative” called the Maze. Both structures were brought together in the old stamping room in the Casa de la Moneda, in an exhibit that encouraged the spectator come in to the maze and help build the aqueduct.



This is the second work of the Yin Yang Project, thanks to Segovia’s Council, American Hardwood Export Council and IE University collaboration. The design and building of this edition was done by twenty of IE University’s Architecture students, with the mentoring of professors Ruth Vega and Fermín Blanco, the mind behind the Lupo system with which the project was done. You can see a timelapse of last year’s construction here

The opening ceremony was attended by Claudia de Santos, Heritage Councillor; David Goodman, Director of the Bachelor in Architecture at IE University; Carlos Kasner of the AHEC and IE University professors Ruth Vega and Fermín Blanco.

Students: Carolina Borreguero, Mirima del Pozo, Víctor Esquivel, Javier Gallardo, Oscar Herrero, Mario López, María Lucas, Pedro Nadal, Andrea Ovando, Rafael Sanz, Susana Suárez, Jacobo Mingorance, Enrique Agudo, Letizia Caprile, Alejandro Díaz, Josephine Elizabeth Gillard, Virginia Junquera, Tunisha Kapadia, Álvaro Federico Menéndez y Elis Misirli.

Wood Aqueduct

The first part of this project took place in the Hay Festival 2012, consisting in the construction of a wooden Aqueduct of more than 3m tall. IE University students and Segovia’s neighbors built an aqueduct made out of US-sourced tulipwood next to the monument. After the festival, it was dismantled in 336 blocks that were moved by a human chain of students and 300 citizens from the Azoguejo Plaza to the Casa de los Picos, where they formed part of the new visual art-work called La Esponja.



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