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Project • By Architects GroundUrban Green Spaces

Reconceptualizing The Urban Artifact

The contested park is recasted as a spatial construct of assembly that aims to transmit its profound history. Reconceptualizing The Urban Artifact is a thesis project by Syracuse alumn Ricardo Rodriguez.The project reconsiders Aldo Rossi’s notion of the ‘Urban Artifact’ thought as an object and rather proposes it as a spatial endeavor embedded in the structural context and urban life experience of the city.  Caption Challenged with the need of signifying Washington Square Park’s history without proposing an object in the public space. Ricardo imagines a park archive influenced by New York City’s underground infrastructure and the Park’s daily political and cultural activities.The project propos... More

Project • By ExpolightMemorials

Babyn Yar Synagogue, Holocaust Memorial Center

Babyn Yar is a place in Kyiv where about 70,000 Jews were shot during the Second World War. This is one of the deepest wounds, one of the most painful memories of the Holocaust, of an unprecedented attempt to exterminate an entire people physically. In 2021, a unique new synagogue and place of prayer opened here as part of the first modern Holocaust museum in Eastern Europe. Ivan Avdeenko The project is exciting and emotional. The construction is an allusion to the book, the siddur, and the Bible, which are read together by the parishioners of the synagogue during the service. Reading a book together opens up a world of wisdom, morality, and history. The synagogue has two forms: a folded book and an open book. Changes its appeara... More

Project • By superspaceParks/Gardens


celebrates a lifetime of dedication to architecture by contouring the new grounds of the city!are you ready to explore a new angle every day?   even though Istanbul and Bosphorus have this extraordinary charming effect on people especially, at first sight, we can easily say that it could not be compared to any epic fairy-tale-land illustrations of Bosphorus from the last two centuries. “the peak” aims to greet this, to commemorate a unique person of history, “great architect Sinan” who has designed a magnificent amount of buildings around the world, and especially in Istanbul, that has changed the way of understanding and maintaining the city and its culture. even today, architects are learning from his wo... More

Project • By Vizdome SpaceParks

Chumatskyi Shlyah. Memorial of Ukrainian heroes

The project of memorial complex was created for architectural competition for design of memorial place devoted to the feat of participants of the Revolution of Dignity, Anti-Terrorist Operation and soldiers of Russian-Ukrainian war. This project on our site: Caption Death is the line, the boundary beyond which everything is summarized. The memory of the dead lives until it is being interacted with. The main idea of the project is that the place of memory is intended for living people. It is necessary to interact with the memory so that the feat of our compatriots is never forgotten. Caption This is a place for reflection. So to speak, a secret non-secret place. Functionally t... More

Project • By ColdefyTowns

National Pulse Memorial and Museum

The Competition  Launched in March 2019, a unique two-stage global design competition, led by the independent architect selection firm Dovetail Design Strategists, garnered 68 submissions from 19 countries. The submissions were narrowed down to six finalist teams who developed concept designs for a public exhibition and comment period that took place in early October 2019.  A blue-ribbon Jury comprised of onePULSE community members, civic decision-makers, global thought leaders, and world-renowned architects selected Coldefy with RDAI | HHCP following a public viewing and comment period in early October. Informed by over 2,300 comments from victim’s families, survivors, first responders and the public, the Jury felt their d... More

Project • By BCW CollectiveCultural Centres

Bivacco Brédy

Bivacco Bredy is the winning proposal from an invited competition organized by YACademy and Cantieri d’Alta Quota on behalf of the Brédy family. Developed by BCW Collective, the design is a specific solution for a high altitude site in the Italian region of Valle d’Aosta, near the Laghi di Dzioule, two small alpine lakes at 2500m elevation in the secluded Vertosan Valley. The competition sought detailed designs of a bivouac to celebrate the memory of Claudio Brédy, a well-known politician and alpinist from Valle d’Aosta who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident at the end of 2017. Inspiration from the life of Claudio Brèdy and the mountains he was so passionate about motivated the memorial architecture quality... More


Homeland Memorial

Fabijanić formed an integral city square from the southern front of the Main Railway Station to the Vukovar Avenue, doing away with the traces of periphery and remains of the industrial zone, envisaging a railroad under the ground there as well. The central portion of this ample square is intended for the memorial – a composition of several elements lined up from the north to the south: The Wall of Light, at a certain distance the Altar-Mensa and the Portal-Pavilion, which together constitute a place of official, protocol-regulated reverence. Laterally stretches a dense green wall of yew trees and serene lawns. The green wall does not partition but stress, the square is overseeable and open. The Wall of Light is inspired by the authe... More

Project • By Leonardo MarchesiHeritages

Taoudenni's Memorial

Long caravans starting from Timbouktou have reached Morocco following the Azalai Route for thousands of years. An army of camels was raised and conducted through deserted lands, strong sandy winds under the most extreme temperatures on the planet, to trade gold for salt, the whole journey lasted 2 months on average. In a time when the salt stone was the base for conservation of food gold was something easily invested for the benefit of storing food. Caravans reached Taoudenni to get loaded with salt stones to be then carried to Sigilmassa and therefore Europe. Taoudenni is the name of the land that is located in the salt basin of the north of Mali, the thousands of pits been dug in the ground for centuries makes Taoudenni one of the big... More

Project • By E.F-ArchitectsParks/Gardens

Shrine for Ab-o-Atash park

Abbas abad renovation company as part of a series of urban executive & urban planners in 2015 , in the form of a call to contest shrine in ports and maritime organization park located in Tehran .The issues of this project were as follows :-Designing the mosque as a religious symbol of the park.-Project as an icon.-Connection with surrounding nature.-including worship space and compulsory space of 200 square meters.The objective of design team were as fallow :-Attract the audience as the urban space (symbolism)-provide exquisite form and change the worship typology(Form)-Respond to the need if the project(Performance)Given the above objective the design procedure began with critical thinking for the concept of worship spaces,the concept... More

NewsNews • 31 Jul 2020

Adjaye Associates honour the life of Cherry Groce with new memorial design in Brixton

In Windrush Square (Brixton, UK), Adjaye Associates has designed a memorial to honour the life and legacy of Cherry Groce, who was shot in her home by Metropolitan Police in front of her children on September 28, 1985. Paralyzed by the shooting, Cherry passed away as a direct result of her injuries in 2011. For the 35 years that followed the shooting, Cherry’s family and community have worked continuity together in the pursuit of truth, justice and better society.  The memorial is commissioned by the Cherry Groce Foundation. Courtesy Adjaye Associates Sir David Adjaye’s vision for the memorial aims to create awareness and understanding of the life, strength, and experience of Cherry Groce and her family. Cherry’... More

Project • By NOIZCities


Proof of Concept project for next generation of verticalcity                                        Shibuya Hyper CAST. 2 is a showcase of most cutting-edge urban innovations combined into one building. Shibuya CAST., an existing development designed by noiz, has been an urban lab of mixed function and culture located in the middle of one of the hottest areas in Tokyo. This hypothetical project has started for the 5-year memorial celebration of the CAST., to project future possibility of the building, the area, our society, and potentially a form of future city. It demonstrates how cities of the future could be structured and operated. The project is based on urban studies in the area of mobility, social welfare, administration, funding, se... More

Project • By L&L Luce&LightExhibitions

The Violins’ Forest

L&L Luce&Light participated in the 2019 edition of Fuorisalone as the technical sponsor of the artistic installation “La foresta dei violini” designed by the Piuarch architectural practice and displayed in the Central Courtyard of the University of Milan as part of the event INTERNI HUMAN SPACES. The work was conceived to symbolise the significance of the Norway Spruce in the Val di Fiemme. One of the main valleys of eastern Trentino, the Val di Fiemme was swept away in violent storms on 30 October 2018. That day, forests of inestimable value were lost, including the Paneveggio forest, also known as the “Stradivari forest”. This place is f... More

Project • By Edition OfficeMemorials

For Our Country

For Our Country, is the inaugural National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, commissioned by the Australian War memorial (AWM) and located on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country.   The work provides a space from which to contemplate and commemorate Indigenous connection to country and the sacrifice that Indigenous serving men and woman have made in the protection of their country. A basalt stone field outlines the outer face of the memorial, establishing a collective gathering space defined by a two-way mirror glass veil which captures the landscape and the viewer within a cloud of mirrored lenses. This reflection is seen to exist on the other side of this veil, establishing an empathetic othering whereby a viewer can wit... More

Project • By Ujjayant BhattacharyyaCemeteries

A sanctum of narratives and memories

The project is a Multi-faith cemetery whose intent and design is based upon core aesthetic, volumetric, phenomenological and ritualistic principles in an attempt to understand the cohesive inter-relationship between faith and sacred architecture. The site is in Thane, Maharashtra, India. The site sits along the banks of the river Ulhas. Thane is left with few places for burying the dead. Over 25 active proposals to repair and renovate crematoria in the city have been pending with the civic body for over two years. To meet the increasing demand of Thanekars for more burial grounds, the Design allots space to different communities and religious faiths. The design seeks to radically challenge the notions related to Architecture that deals with... More

Project • By FCStudioApartments


The New York Apartment´s project, located in the city of São Paulo - Brazil, is the result of a creative process that took into account important conditions. Pedro Kok Pedro Kok The family, consisting of a couple and two young daughters, before movingto this apartment, lived in the Netherlands for 8 years. Thus, constant references to Dutch culture and design permeated the composition process, so that the family would continue to identify with its own home. Pedro Kok Pedro Kok In addition, we considered the specific logistics of the four residents' routine, categorizing the spaces according to the real needs of each one. Exclusive suites, one office and a playroom arose because of that. Pedro Kok P... More