This project was the first Prize won by Chile architect Oficina De Arquitectura in Sep 2004 and has been constructed in 2006/07. Public tender was called by the Ministry of Public Works, in conjunction with the Commission Nemesio Antunez, Human Rights Program of the Ministry of the Interior Committee Monument to Pro Women Victims of Repression, Salvador Allende Foundation and the Corporation for Peace Villa Park Grimaldi.
The mixed-use, arrangement and composition of materials – stone, glass and light, give an architectural talk that making an eloquent appeal, which is about metaphor in location, reinstates and replaces, a latent space. It has become an emblems of the struggle for truth and justice.
A transparent wall that does not divide the lives, that at any time and from any place, allows us to watch towards the past and the future, through the absent faces in the posters that the relatives of the victims of repression take tight to the heart.
Sandra Palestro, Award Presentation Speech Memorial Memory Woman, Santiago, September 27, 2004
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Architect: Oficina De Arquitectura – Emilio Marín + Nicolás Norero
Construction: The Ling.