Photo: Gabriela Barber

Type of Work: Research

Equipment used: Laser Cutting Machine

1/20 scale model of the Cristo Obrero Church, Atlántida, Uruguay. Framed in the Conservation and Management Plan of the Cristo Obrero Church and Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, by the “Keeping it Modern” program of The Getty Foundation.

Team vidiaLab and Fab Lab MVD: Marcelo Payssé; Paulo Pereyra; Juan Pablo Portillo; Fernando García; Gabriela Barber; Luis Flores; Ximena Echevarría; Lucia Meirelles; Marcos Lafluf; Víctor Varela; Juan Geronés

The central objective of this exhibition, carried out in October 2016 by vidiaLab and Fab Lab MVD, was the conceptual study of the Cristo Obrero Church in the city of Atlántida, designed by Eladio Dieste in 1952, from the perspective of new technologies of geometric documentation and digital fabrication, within the framework of the “Keeping it Modern” program by The Getty Foundation.

The final product is a 1/20 scale model supporting a videomapping intervention within the framework of an exhibition and conference cycle. For the model, a system was defined that allowed the precise location of the pieces by fitting them together and setting out their edges.
In addition to the model of the church, models and descriptions of auxiliary structures were part of the exhibition.











Photo: Gabriela Barber