August 1, 2011. (Romereports.com)
This will be the stage where the pope will host more than one million young people during World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. Very simple white stages are the dominant characteristic of the stages in Plaza de Cibeles and Cuatro Vientos. Ignacio Vicens is the Spanish architect responsible for the design. In
the Plaza de Cibeles his work makes use of the city hall, which is
visible in the background.
The stage at the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome is also unique. Here, the
Saturday night vigil will take place on August 20 as well as the Sunday
Mass. It has an area of 650 feet that simulates a mountain with a
metallic tree next to where the pope will be sitting. The face of which
show projections and a light show.Ignacio Vicens
WYD Stage Architec
t“We wanted to make it, especially for Cuatro Vientos, a screen where we could project all sorts of things, as well as a light show, given that it is something going to be used mostly at night.”
The other places of honor will hold the youth and the Choir and Orchestra of the World Youth Day.
It will be built with materials that are easy to set up and break down, as well as very cost effective. Some areas are designed to highlight the presence of the pope among the more than one million young people expected in Madrid.
WYD Madrid 2011