Hypertube is an urban installation commissioned by the Madrid municipality.
Hypertube was one of the projects included in the Urban Landscape Quality Improvement Program, a project to intervene on the landscape of the neighborhood of Tetuán in Madrid. Hypertube presents an alternative to the predominant homogenization of public space through undefined elements, halfway between a public bank, a ruin and a playground. It seeks to include users and aesthetics lacking representation in public space aiming to become a collector of heterogeneous urban situations in contrast to stereotyped design and preventive urbanism. The installation is made up of 6 reinforced concrete pipes normally used for big canalizations, piled up in a pyramidal way, complemented with stairs and protection railings that give access to these elements in all levels. Hypertube offers an open structure, with no defined use, to be appropriated by the public.
Hypertube is a project by Taller de Casquería (E. Fuertes, R. Martínez, A. Molins, J. Sobejano, I. de Antonio, L. Pérez, A. Rodriguez,) and PKMN Architectures constructed in Madrid in 2013. The outcome was photographed by Maru Serrano and Javier de Paz. The video was filmed with the collaboration of BarBarrio.