JAA floats Grenfell Tower memorial vision

JAA Studio's proposals to turn the remains of Grenfell Tower into a memorial to the disaster

Practice proposes preserving tower ruins and adding 25th-storey roof terrace

London practice JAA Studio has created speculative proposals for a memorial to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire that involve repurposing the remains of the charred tower block rather than demolishing it.

In an accompanying essay, JAA argues that the structure – taken over by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from the Metropolitan Police earlier this month – should be retained, and clad with black concrete panels.

New introductions would include a 25th-floor roof garden and terrace, a light installation corresponding with the flat where the blaze that claimed 72 lives last year started, with the construction of replacement community facilities at lower levels.

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