Location: Paris, France
Problem: To celebrate the year 2000, the French government requested a monument to promote peace and cultural tolerance. The design would need to utilize technology to communicate and connect with people on a global scale.
Client: The City of Paris and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Designers: Clara Halter and Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Solution: A metallic framework covered with glass, stainless steel and exotic woods on a wooden tiered base featuring the word “peace” in 32 languages. The monument has letterboxes, or chinks, to collect handwritten messages, as in the Jewish tradition. Thirty on-site monitors connect to the web to allow Internet users around the world to send in messages that appear on the screens.
Date of completion: 2000
For more info: Wall for Peace
Detail of the Wall for Peace.
Photo courtesy of Clara Halter
Posted May 10, 2007