The memorial is material and its construction, in order to enclosure the void. The structure of the Monument for the victims of the terror attacks in Madrid is a worldwide novelty. For the first time massive glass blocks are connected to form a structure using a transparent adhesive and no additional mechanical elements. The outer layer of the 11 meter tall monument consists out of approximate 15100 massive glass blocks, that are glued using just a transparent adhesive. The internal layer is made out of a over pressure stabilized ETFE foil. The interior void is the remembrance atmosphere space. Architects: Esaú Acosta Mauro Gil-Fournier Miguel jaenicke (estudioSIC) Pedro Colón Raquel Buj
On behalf of the Spanish architects FAM we were designing a structure for the monument dedicated to the victims of the terror attacks in Madrid of 11th March 2004. The outer layer of the 11-meter-tall monument at Atocha station is constructed of approx. 15,600 massive glass blocks. The glass blocks are connected with adhesive joints into a freely developed form. The internal layer is made of vacuum stabilized ETFE foil with printed sentences on it.
Awards: Balthasar-Neumann-Preis 2008, DETAIL Preis 2009
Glass blocks: 200 x 300 x 70 mm Diameter: approx. 8 m Height: approx. 11 m