Role model for public monuments, now in Chile


At Plaza Metro Los Heroes in Santiago, Chile two Chilean architects behind the name “oficina de arquitectura” (architecture office) have seen the realization of their winning proposal for the Monument of female political victims.

The duo, comprised of architects Emilio Marin and Nicolas Norero have envisioned an ethereal structure made of glass, which brings the demure theme in tune with prosaic surroundings.

The incorporated lights enhance the sandblasted vertical lines in the glass, bringing to mind all sorts of allusions: jail rails, multitude of candlesticks… Absence of any direct reference to names, photographs, forms makes the statement of this monument even stronger. And it also goes to prove that simplest (technical) solutions are often the best ones.

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