Las Heras is Will
Alsop's anti-masterplan and an educational retreat for students of
art and architecture '...I was taken
there by my client. We arrived at a house within 300 hectares. I
felt instant affinity to this place. I asked, "Why did you buy
this?" He answered "That is your project - to tell me"'
terrain in Girona, sits Will Alsop's evolutionary site, Las
A retreat; a place
of education; what will become of it?
'A concept emerged,
which outlined a future. A masterplan, or indeed any strong
expression of intent, was inappropriate. The very word 'plan'
expresses determination, which in this case is to be avoided. It
was important to find a way of outlining a future without defining
project's starting point is as educational resource for anyone;
particularly architectural and art institutions. Groups of up to 15
people may visit, explore the landscape and find places where
something can be constructed to sleep/relax in. They must use
materials 'found' on the site, but not exclusively.
In August 2016,
students of the London School of Architecture (LSA) visited Las
Heras to build the first structure. They were joined by Will
Alsop and filmmakers Savage Mills who documented their
process. The film and the education programme will be launched in
Will has written a
book that exists as a plan, a gazetteer volume of information,
and a cookbook, intended to stimulate and encourage.
If you would like
to visit Las Heras, please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 020 7095 0500.
The book can be
purchased here: www.masdelasheras.com.