Drought Monument

Client
Unsolicited Proposal
Architects
Thierry Lacoste
Year
2019
Program
sculpture
Status
Research
Scale
Small

The monument is composed of large dead tree trunks precariously entwined.

Each log is supported by the adjacent ones with surprisingly thin Corten steel rods.

Through its scale and arrangement, the installation illustrates the climate duality: its formidable strength and its fragile equilibrium.

Exceptional droughts are poorly apprehended in urban areas. This monument raises awareness to these extraordinary climate events.