Columbia Memorial

“We choose to go in the space in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” J.F. Kennedy

The project is the proposal for a monument to be installed at the Kennedy Space Center in Houston to honor the memory of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the Columbia Shuttle tragedy on February 1, 2003 during its return to Earth. Intended to move slowly with the wind, carbon fiber rods fitted at the top with mirrors and dichroic glass that rotate, multiply the reflections of light from the Sun and the Moon.

Design Team: Architecture and Vision – Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler