« The past is littered with the ruins of tyrannical regimes. Each ruin reflects not only human error but also its ability to overcome them. »
Martin Luther King
A memorial place a twofold objective: help to maintain the memory of an event and to honour the victims.
The traditional architecture monument (obelisk, triumphal arch, war memorial,...) provide a complete and common picture of memory.
The monument interacts with the visitor and carry a great symbolic weight allowing quietude for reflexion and meditation,
This project proposes to live an individual experience of memory to move beyond a simple representation of the events or of the commemorated people.
The whole site is left free, leaving a public space, which ensures the comfort to pedestrian and accessiblility to all. The place is covered with white pebbles and made up of four trees and flexible seats.
This small square inhabited by people offers a value going far beyond the idea of maintaining the memory of an event. It is the place of communal life which celebrates the life. The roof in levitation brings shade and protection to the visitors.
The memorial is a covered area made of 130 triangles open to the sky. Each box is clad with mirror on its three faces, reflecting the surroundings, the town, the sky, the trees.
The horizontal tilt of the roof opens the perspective towards the Bataclan. It is supported by three columns, imperceptible depending on the viewpoint.
Each triangle is a tribute to a victim whose name name is engraved on one of the faces.
When raising his eyes to the sky, through this prism the visitor discovers, the name of a victim, the light and the reflection of Paris.
This project showcases an individual experience of memory and create an individual reading of the remembrance space.
The monument interacts with the visitor by its symbolic aspect and its sculptural dimensions. The visitor interacts with the monument by projecting his reflection, in the same way as the sky, the vegetation, the buildings around and the Bataclan do.
130 people have been murdered for elusive reason, due to their way of life, simply because they where free and located in Paris.
The visitor takes awareness of the 130 victims and discover his own reflexion in one of the triangles reminding him than that we could all be victim that night.