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Steilneset Memorial- Vardø, Norway

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Building: Memorial of Victims of Witch Trials
Location: Vardø, Norway
Year: 2011
Design: Architect Peter Zumthor and Artist Louise Bourgeois
Structural Engineers: Finn-Erik Nilsen

AE Interests: pine scaffolding framework holding a fabric cocoon with a long oak-floored corridor, 91 windows for the 91 deaths during the Vardø witch trials, a second contrasting structure made of weathering steel and smoked glass with a circle of mirrors around a flaming steel chair in a hollow concrete cone like judges or silent witnesses circling the condemned

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Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial- Arlington, Virginia

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Building: National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Year: 2008
Architect: Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies 
Engineers: Buro Happold

AE Interests: Stainless steel cantilevered benches inlaid with granite over a lighted pool of flowing water, 125 benches facing the pentagon for those who died in the building, 59 benches in direction of the flight path of the doomed plane, Increasing/decreasing height based on the age of the victim

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Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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National Holocaust Monument- Ottawa, Canada

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Building: National Holocaust Monument
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Year: 2017
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineers: Read Jones Christofferson Engineers
General Contractor: UCC Group

AE Interests: Sharp angular forms with 6 volumes to create smaller space and resemble 6-pointed Star of David, cast-in place concrete forms, ascending planes symbolizing hope and descending planes leading to isolated spaces

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Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:06 pm

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Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch – Tokyo, Japan

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Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

October 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm

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Dear Ginza Building- Tokyo, Japan

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October 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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Roppongi Hills Mori Tower- Tokyo, Japan

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Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

October 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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