Madrid based architectural office Artectura and the painter Eduardo Zamarro were assigned to give a new look to the A Guarda port! The aim of the project was to make the port a significant place for a stroll at the waterfront, for sightseeing, for sweet winter, summer, and all year round memories by the sea! Another aim was for the waterfront to be seen from Galicia village.
What was sought by the design team was that the project ’Breakwater’ will come as the fourth front of the port. The first and last idea by the design team for ‘Breakwater’ was to paint a giant canvas with the base colors as if it were a pixilated image of the waterfront village; the painting would act like a kind of “digital mirror.”
Various shades of blue would appear within, which would be merged with the shades of blue created by the sky and the sea. The colors and the design would actually “break the line of the Breakwater.” According to the designers, they wanted to give a feeling and a new dimension to the canvas with the base colors, so they decided to paint the shadows of passers by on the prepared “canvas.” By doing this, the design team brought life to the canvas and homage to the passers by.