GSAPP Spring 2011: Memory Bank : Urban Silence
The rarity of urban silence is an inspiration.
Multiplicity, distraction and cacophony epitomize the desirable complexity of the metropolis, yet spaces of contemplation, focus, and reflection are integral to our existence. Through a public library and explorations of civic sanctuary, we honor the substantive power of words and space, aspiring for concurrent states of profundity and silence through the shaping of content and void. The durability of imagination catalyzes and sustains progress.