Competition proposal – Peace Pavilion. 2019
The Quell – a call for peace in a region that has been haunted by conflicts and suffering for decades.
The Quell consists of four semi-enclosed volumes and the outdoor space between. It is a broken circle, but is perceived as an entity. The gaps between the volumes represent the cracks in society and in people’s hearts caused by these dreadful conflicts. These scars are built into the architecture as a reminder of the consequences of past and ongoing animosity. The unity of the volumes and the creation of a single entity speaks of hope and healing. The structure is broken yet whole.
The Quell is a simple structure that offers a variety of spaces. It is a place where one can find peace, reflect inwardly, but also a place to meet other people and be enlightened through exhibitions and seminars.