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Video: Snøhetta on Designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

Video: Snøhetta on Designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

"So in some ways I think that this tragedy gave a sense of purpose to people that was very positive, and we tried to translate that feeling into this building." In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Craig Dykers of Snøhetta describes how his own experience with the events of 9/11 and the positivity of the spirit of people around him helped inspire the design process of the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.

He speaks of the journey of healing and understanding as central to the design and experience of the building itself. "As you move through these cycles, you realize one day that you are alive, and you that have to present the strength of being alive to those around you, and this building is meant to be a part of that cycle…to allow you to see yourself, at a moment in time."

Watch the video above to learn more about the challenges of designing a memorial museum fully integrated within an essentially nonexistent site. 

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Cite: Sadia Quddus. "Video: Snøhetta on Designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion" 15 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/567834/video-snohetta-on-designing-the-9-11-memorial-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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