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Having traveled across the African continent, the elephant has accumulated a set of memories that translate into fantastic landscapes, an innovative way of representing and communicating spaces. During its journeys in search of water, the elephant must accumulate colorful memories as it crosses a multitude of landscapes. The idea of a moving city was born.
The elephant comes to mind as a strong and recurrent symbol in Africa. It evokes strength, patience and longevity. Apart from its symbolic dimension, the elephant is particularly interesting as a migrating animal. The scale and ambition of such a project raises the question of how to address its architectural components in order to create spaces that generate identities and places for people.
Furthermore, elephants have been an important part of Nadim Karam’s creations. Over the past years, elephants of different sizes have seen the light, from drawings and paintings to spatial sculptures.