Alcázar de San Juan Tourist Office is just a storefront.
Without posters, without any kind of duplicate images of city monuments, without fake traditional products, without clay pots, without mini- windmills, without ploughs, without Quijote's busts. Only a storefront and that sign reminding "T-U-R-I-S-M-O A-L-C-Á-Z-A-R". The extrusion of each one of its letters turns the sign into a three-dimensional lure inside and outside the Tourist Office. Marking out the area of the workspaces inside, and becoming a dynamic sign outside.
A Tourist Office is only an interchange between people. Little wooden steps make this kind of chats, stories, anecdotes or suggestions possible. A Tourist Office is a place for exchange, the entrance into a context, the storefront of the whole territory...
Author: PKMN architectures [www.pkmn.es]
Collaborators: Carol Linares / Alessia Mansutti / Elena Cantoni / Alicia Coronel
Client: Ayuntamiento de Alcázar de San Juan
Photography: Javier de Paz García [www.estudioballoon.es]
Builder company: Construcciones Gómez SL
Carpentry: Rivas Sánchez Carpinteros.
Date: Jnauary/June 2015
Location: Alcázar de San Juan, Spain.