Location: Spanish-French Border
Client: Société des Autouroutes du Sud-Est de la France
In 1976, RBTA was commissioned by the Société des Autouroutes du Sud-Est de la France to build this monument on the Catalan highway border between Spain and France. It was not a defined and explicit assignment, but a vague and ambitious idea, a challenge to broach new proposals and experiences: the monotony of endless miles of tar and concrete called for the humanizing of the Autouroutes du Sud-Est.
RBTA enthusiastically accepted this project in light of the practical and theoretical studies dealing with problems of developing form on a larger scale. Intervention outside of an urban context can have a decisive...