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Bologna Shoah Memorial
BOLOGNA - third prize
A box to remember A box sits in the existing plaza, a space created by existing elements put in order by a purpose A box silently plays with sunlight calling for attention A box created by a self-standing light metal structure made of pools and roof “… as the sand which is on the seashore…” Four gravel pools create the podium. The rhythmic sound of each step on the irregular surface creates a new space, deaf to the external world for bits of time and isolates the mind. Light and shadow run together through the box modular and structural roof, giving different shades to walls and pools, making time visible. The surrounding shapes of shadows accompany and guide thoughts, helping an interior journey begin. The light self-standing structure formally blends with the surrounding elements but creates a new structurally weight balanced and independent structure.