Distorting mirrors reflect a secret garden and its visitors in the striking installation created by Chilean architects Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa for the Santiago edition of MoMA’s Young Architects Program. Named “Your Reflection”, the installation invites visitors to the city’s Parque Araucano to step into a landscape where they will discover infinite reflections of grassy hillocks, shallow pools of water and wild flowers.
Into this topography are inserted three mirrored steel planes that create a series of inside and outside spaces and blur the limits of the installation. By way of its mirrored surfaces, the intervention is made to disappear so that the reflected surroundings of the site become the real project.
The mirror-like structures are formed using an abundance of concavities and convexities, which allow steel plates to be self-supporting. Your Reflection creates an uncertain experience, a situation of estrangement that cannot be controlled, as the reflections and deformations made possible by the mirrored steel planes are infinite. The installation creates an encounter that belongs to a dreamlike world of illusions, more surreal than real, and full of surprises.
The pavilion will host also a series of cultural activities including concerts, live music or stagings, which are all open for public and free.