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This project attached a shaped sculptural membrane to the roof of the courtyard of the Spanish National Trade Fair Complex in Madrid as part of the ARCO Exhibition. The title refers to the round courtyards, references bullfighting rings, and to the title given the center ring of a target: bullseye.

The sculpture installation is visible in daylight from the ground level, all floors of the office building, and also from airplanes. At night, lighting accentuates different aspects of the form.

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Materials and Size

Hand-knotted nylon lace net affixed to the rim of the central atrium
Dimensions: 135 ft. diameter x 90 ft. height


Art: Janet Echelman
Architect: Charles Fager
Photos: Studio Echelman


Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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