Team 6-02 | Centre

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Number: 02

Title: Rui(nation)

Keywords: ruins, redevelopment, revival

Description: A story of fire, but no ice. A song of fiery flames that the biting cold cannot quell. The Great Fire of London, the bombings of World War II, the hungry play of orange, yellow, and red that lap up everything in their path. The few that remain stand witness to the destruction. Destruction, yet creation. A nation built upon ruins, new narratives weaved into old fabric. A square, once an apartment building, and that once a church. A garden, vibrant and alive, once a church that spoke in concrete and monotone. The tombstone in the centre, white as ash, represents the past, the dead and gone that stands at the centre of many new built forms London has today. The collage surrounding the tombstone is testament to the fact that the old become the new, the new invoke the old. A story of fire, but no ice. A song of fiery flames that the biting cold cannot quell. But from the fire rises the phoenix, and thus the phoenix sings a new song of creation, new life injected into the old.

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