It seems to be a very creative period for quick and effective installations in Madrid.
It has obviously a symbolic meaning: of all the environmental pollution that can be found in the city, the most evident is light pollution, so much so that in our sky we can never see the Milky Way and hardly any stars.
It is very surprising, that at a time when the European Union is so careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopted a couple of years ago, changed the rules for pharmacy signs, to allow them to be replaced with much more powerful ones.
So much light emanates from the new crosses that the environment that surrounds each pharmacy, is permanently tinted a deep, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one could say that the majority of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to provide the city with places where you can be in contact with nature.
More here: http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/195328