Latin American Architecture Firm Gómez Platero Has Unveiled a Design for A Circular Monument in Uruguay to Remember Coronavirus Victims – Design You Trust

Latin American Architecture Firm Gómez Platero Has Unveiled a Design for A Circular Monument in Uruguay to Remember Coronavirus Victims

The proposed World Memorial to the Pandemic is a large sculpture designed to be installed on water off the coast of Uruguay.

Designed by Gómez Platero, it is intended to offer visitors a sensorial experience and safe place to reflect and remember victims of Covid-19. If built, it will be the first large-scale memorial to do so, according to the studio.

More: Gómez Platero h/t: dezeen

“Architecture is a powerful tool to transform the world,” director and lead architect Martín Gómez Platero said. “It is, above all, a collective and historical reality, made of small fragments which survive over time and become culture.”

“By creating a memorial capable of activating senses and memories in this way, we can remind our visitors – as the pandemic has – that we as human beings are subordinate to nature and not the other way around.”

The space offers a refuge from the noise and sights of urban life and will allow visitors to be surrounded by nature. Up to 300 people can congregate on the platform at a time while still maintaining a safe social distance from one another.

To minimise the impact on the natural environment the studio will pre-assemble a portion of the structure in its workshop and complete construction on site.




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