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Benedictine Monastery’s Future

Of course, saving the monastery, makes the project thematic.  That theme is either one of blending or clever contrast.  This looks like a competitive theme of old vs new; like the Benedictine Monastery surrounded by medical dorms.  The new forms are not clever, nevertheless, pleasant in and of themselves.  In any case, the shear mass that surrounds the monastery can’t help but steal the show.  Clever contrast or sensitive blending would be a bigger challenge.  The architect could start by touching the new and old at the ground plane with a friendly gesture.  By the way, when is the last time we celebrated our architectural heritage in new significant architecture?  Here is an opportunity to revere a Tucson treasure.

Plan unveiled for 7-story apartments beside Benedictine Monastery | Business News | tucson.com

 

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