Urban Quotient

9/11 Memorial Competition

 

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UQ submitted a design proposal in January  for a 9/11 Memorial Competition in Cornelius, NC in collaboration with Jeffrey Nesbit of Haeicceitas Studio in Charlotte, NC. The design creates a contemplative space through a series of tactile elements and sensory experiences that encourage visitors to reflect upon the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. These elements include a concrete wall, a narrow gravel path, and a disrupted, upturned ground plane all of which revolve around the steel column acquired from the original World Trade Center Towers.  The experience is meant to be an emotional and contemplative experience that provides a community space for public commemoration and intimate spaces for individual, private reflection.

JANUARY 20, 2016 10:10 AM