"Shame on them for turning a tragedy into an ego trip" - architecture and design

"Shame on them for turning a tragedy into an ego trip"



In this week's comments update, readers are frustrated with design proposals for a memorial to honour victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Indecent proposal: readers are disappointed after six architecture studios revealed their competing proposals for a museum and memorial dedicated to the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.
"Most of these are shameless exercises in the architects' self-congratulation," said Rthko. "Shame on them for turning a tragedy into an ego trip."
Miles Teg agreed: "Where to even start" Should I ignore repulsiveness of MVRDV's proposal" Or should I try not to think about how all this money and effort could be used for something actually useful like gun regulation, a fund for victims etc" Or should I just wait for the winner to be constructed, look at it, feel sad for a minute and move on like I should" Because that is all these buildings can do." "Where is the humanity in any of these designs"" asked Josh. "When did memorials become not about those who lost their lives, but rather about the architects who designed the memorial" The simplicity, beauty, and power of memorials such as the Vietnam Memorial, Pearl Harbour Memorial and 9/11 memorials, are all lost here and instead replaced with monuments to the architect."
West Coast Arch continued: "If no one told you they were memorials to commemorate a tragedy, would you be able to guess"&qu...
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