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Marcelo Pivato, Juliane Alves De Brito, Lucas M Pignatari, Marcela Almeida, Beatriz Santana, Letícia Sousa, Liliam M Lopez, & Samantha Fagundes

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THE ETERNAL LOVE LEFT TO US
Suddenly something appears on the horizon without warning, without being expected and we find ourselves trapped, limited in our form of expression and closest contact with our friends and family members.
Suddenly we hear a lot of news, contradictory information and we find ourselves lost in the politics, uncertainties and the effectiveness of any chosen measures.
Suddenly, the numbers of people infected, occupied beds, number of deaths dramatically grow and we find ourselves stunned.
That friend, family member or that known or not so well-known dies, victim of an illness still without cure and becomes a statistic.
It is for all these people, with names and interrupted dreams, that left vivid memories we created this memorial.
We are not interested in numbers, but in the millions of moments lived and shared by each one of those who has been affected by this illness that sometimes does not seem to exist, but for many it is as present as life.
We tried to create a moment of solitude and introspection when we could reflect on life, death, our existence and create a record, testimony and above all, wishes for a more humane future, more supportive and dignified.
At the same time, leave the opportunity to record other moments of life of those who no longer live.
The lateral railing in “corten” steel was created where it is possible to fix memories such as laces, cards and padlocks and a digital platform, where, through an “upload” on a website created for this purpose, messages and photos that will be projected randomly on the “led” panels inserted in the canopy of the memorial. In this panel it is possible to display statistics, tributes to doctors and nurses, phrases and messages that help to comfort the people who are somehow there to remember and pay tribute to the victims of this pandemic.
The memorial is inspired by life, in the form of the splendor of a tree almost 10 meters high, formed by 3 main components: The branched roots in two large banks, which allow to observe its crown from the inside, symbolizing the essence that maintains the life, the sap coming from nature that nourishes us, the memories rooted in our memory of life; The trunk, also formed in “corten” steel and wood, as well as the roots, support the canopy with the structure of led panels and 3 small solar panels, installed there so that it generates the energy to maintain the led panels and the communication with a “cloud” server and represents all professionals, present in the front line of the fight against this virus, “covi-19”, exposing their lives for the health and care of others; The canopy, formed by a structure of panels and a cover in green anodized aluminum, forming leaves and branches that run through a railing and symbolize those moments, the memories left to us, the words spoken to us and above all eternal love left to us.

Marcelo Pivato, Juliane Alves De Brito, Lucas M Pignatari, Marcela Almeida, Beatriz Santana, Letícia Sousa, Liliam M Lopez, & Samantha FagundesMarcelo Pivato, Juliane Alves De Brito, Lucas M Pignatari, Marcela Almeida, Beatriz Santana, Letícia Sousa, Liliam M Lopez, & Samantha FagundesMarcelo Pivato, Juliane Alves De Brito, Lucas M Pignatari, Marcela Almeida, Beatriz Santana, Letícia Sousa, Liliam M Lopez, & Samantha FagundesMarcelo Pivato, Juliane Alves De Brito, Lucas M Pignatari, Marcela Almeida, Beatriz Santana, Letícia Sousa, Liliam M Lopez, & Samantha Fagundes

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