Marking and celebrating the end of mining in Duhamel, Germany, EverRest by Simon Takasaki is proposed to be erected on the cavernous quarry site left behind by the industry. To enhance the gaping hole amidst the picturesque countryside, the designer has conceived a wonderful organic structure of twisting horizontal planes that open up an expansive central hall and a surround of sinuous steps.
The project seems to mimic the built-up layers of the earth beneath the surface, containing a protected sanctuary for public use. The gracefully molded monument strives to unite its internet and external space, softly enclosing a stunning center for the arts. EverRest by Simon Takasaki would exist as a new serene structure to counter balance the site's past afflictions.