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Deep Space
Madrid
2018\2019

DMZpace
Korea

2019\2020

Humboldt Volcano
Berlin
2016\2017\2018
\2019

Humboldt Jungle
Berlin
2015\2016\2017

Poly Garden City
Athens
2015\2016

INbetweenSTITUTE
Beijing
2014

Smart & the City
Hannover

2014

BioBubble
Beijing
2015\2017

Winter Worm Summer Herb
Hong Kong
2011

Architecture
Design
Media
Urbanism

Humboldt Dschungel by Hybrid Space Lab @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, Germany. Open from 9.30 till 22.00 16 June-1 July 2018, MakeCity Festival 2018

Deep Space

How to transform and re-signify Valle de los Caídos (“Valley of the Fallen”), the Francoist monument in the Sierra de Guadarrama close to Madrid?

Valle de los Caídos with its 152-meter-tall cross visible from more than 30 kilometers away and its “basilica”, a 263-meter long crypt with a 52-meter high vault cut out of the granite mountain rock, is one of the world’s most controversial monuments.

The structure was built between 1940 and 1959 using forced labor of Spanish republican political prisoners. Next to the remains of over 33.000 fallen from both sides of the conflict (that were moved there from mass graves spread all over the country), the basilica features Franco’s grave in its most prominent spot – and next to it the grave of the Falangist leader Antonio Primo de Rivera.

 

re-signifying Valle de los Caídos