Brazilian architect Gustavo Penna was just awarded a World Architecture Festival Award for his sculptural glass Freedom of The Press Monument. The glowing white monument is meant to represent the culture of Brasilia and to serve as a symbol for all journalists.
Gustavo Penna designed a translucent structure that rises from the ground like a beacon. Penna was inspired by the concept of freedom and the local culture. Its ethereal quality interprets freedom through clean, solid, yet delicate forms. “It dynamically slices the surrounding space in two separate moments: One for advancing in factual evidence, and the other, free to expose itself and speak loudly to the whole world.”
The monument won a prestigious World Architecture Festival Award in the category of Culture-Future Projects. The winners were announced during during an event in Singapore that convened professionals from over 50 countries. The monument is about to begin construction on the Monumental Axis in Brasília.