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Helena Galilea Hidalgo Colina, Ana Laura Martín Zavala, & Karmina Amaranta Mejía Robles

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Totol-tetl Memorial.

The name Totol-tetl of Nahuatl etymology that means bird of fire, from the words totol (Bird) and tetl (Fire). In many cultures, the fire bird or Phoenix is ​​a mythological being that catches fire when it dies and after a while is reborn from its own ashes. However, in the wide variety of mythologies the bird is taken as the conceptualization of the Sun, which dies at night and is reborn in the morning. Another symbol linked to the Phoenix is ​​that of hope, which represents a value that must never die in man. Our inspiration comes from the hope that everything can improve, taking as a metaphor the life cycle of this bird.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a series of very important social repercussions that have marked the lives of all people in the world. Loss of loved ones and uncertainty about the future.

For the monument a positive and motivating approach was sought since the purpose is to emphasize that there can always be a rebirth, an opportunity to start over, with more strength and walk towards the future, without forgetting this historical fact, but remembering, valuing, learn and venerate the event.
For this reason, our monument seeks to provide comfort to all people, generating a space for introspection that with the implementation of sensory elements. For a correct contextualization, the space has natural lighting reflected by the windows of warm colors from the range of colors that evoke fire, a water mirror integrated with a central glass fountain for the representation of tranquility, the vegetation by its simplicity will generate With the prevailing winds, a space of tranquility in duet with the trees, and the play of lights. It is intended that when being in the memorial the person feels tranquility, it is a space of memory, reflection, harmony and strength, despite the fact that he remembers the The tragic event that happened represents an object of a sense of respect for all the people who died and suffered from this disease, and although this tribute materializes a voice that expresses the individual feelings of each individual and the strength of this COVID 19 epidemic.

The monument will be located in the City of Querétaro, in the PANEC (El Cimatario National Park). This site is an ecological reserve that is located on the outskirts of the city, therefore, the area was chosen in context with what is intended to achieve personally for each visitor, for this reason the project will be isolated from the city since The main idea is that the individual feel disconnected, free and at peace when being in this establishment, that it really is a place for reflection without the interruption of external factors, and thus, only the user with his thoughts, his pain His empathy but at the same time the visualization of this tribute shows strength, respect, transcends time and is seen as a past chapter, but one of teaching for humanity.

Helena Galilea Hidalgo Colina, Ana Laura Martín Zavala, & Karmina Amaranta Mejía RoblesHelena Galilea Hidalgo Colina, Ana Laura Martín Zavala, & Karmina Amaranta Mejía RoblesHelena Galilea Hidalgo Colina, Ana Laura Martín Zavala, & Karmina Amaranta Mejía RoblesHelena Galilea Hidalgo Colina, Ana Laura Martín Zavala, & Karmina Amaranta Mejía Robles

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