International call for architectural ideas for a memorial in Beirut to Mark the site of the tragic explosion in 2020.
Humankind’s need to confront death, tragedy and loss has inspired great works of art, music, poetry and architecture. Burial chambers, cemeteries, gardens of remembrance and memorials tell us countless stories and reflect us, our times and our culture.
The need to leave a Mark, to master the scar, is part of a healing process, part of closure, part of starting anew. It is a great challenge to create a place where people can sense a threshold, where people can communicate with the beyond or just with their inner self, a place where they can find peace in hope or acceptance.
A couple of images from our contribution to the calling for ideas.
We are pleased that we were invited to participate in the design competition KZ Columbia as one of only 8 participants in a very well-staffed field. We were able to conclude the challenging and intensive work on the topic in the last weeks with a special design.
The Architecture Summit: Egypt 2020 takes place from August 6 to 9 in online format. Egyptian and international speakers will share their experiences in the field of architecture. The summit includes various lectures, talks, discussions, architecture competitions, workshops and more.
Ruairí O’Brien is participating in the summit with two lectures/talks:
Day 2 – 7th of August, 10:00, „Architecture. From Dusk Till Dawn“
Day 2 – 7th of August, 14:00, “The Art Of Good Lighting Design”
O’Brien is a professor and head of the Department for Architecture and Visual Design at the German University in Cairo.
Further information is available at: https://thearchsummit.com/