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First Prize

Jagoda Nowakowska, Magdalena Skop,
Monika Woźniak

Waterfall Curtain

In this subject, we want to begin our design with forming relationships between people. We see people suffered from terrorist attacks become suspicious of strangers while living in horror and fear. The peaceful atmosphere is gone and the warmth of heart is hidden from prejudice and over-caution against different race/nation.

We know the terrorist try to disorganize trust between people and the feeling of safe by acting terrorist attacks, and finally they want to destroy the whole social order. What we are thinking about is a reverse way. We tried to create a dual route, through its narrative spatial experience people can help survivals and visitors to release pain.

People in different routes are separated by special partition. The sound reflecting board make the corridor reverberated with whisper and susurrus. People in two routes can’t see each other until they meet, while emotion slowly accumulate during the process.

Visitors will finally enter an infinite space where skin color, race, religion are faded in the dark. All the emotions are released at this moment. A narrow bridge prompt people to trust and tolerate, to help and love. People open their heart, and their arms to hug. We think this kind of physical movement can activate a forgotten part in people’s mind.

At the same time the external image of the pavilion reflect the surrounding, as an implication of the fragility of the peace. We hope the pavilion can integrate into the Champs de Mars & Parisian landscape, becoming a gentle landmark. The pavilion is also changeable in the future. By redefining the building component the scar finally become part of the environment. The visitor come to this pavilion, seeing themselves through the mirror.

They walk, sit, play, meditate, remember with those lost in the Paris attacks.