A TOTEM /
DESIGN CATALYST COMPETITION
MOTHER TERESA SQUARE
A totem is a spiritual symbol of life. An idea of Totem is created from a belief in the spirit of playground. Its modern and joyful figure would present as a social center that attract variety group of people to gather around. This installation would revitalize the square by its dancing conception. Totem imitates playground spinner in which it required more than two people to joy in; therefore, it would be viewed as social interaction tool. The shape was transformed by the playground spinner to the size of toy and was resized to an gigantic installation that size matched with the humans use.
The advantage of Totem design is a prefab system, easily to install by composed of the simply units that every units is the same size that made of plywood and recycle wooden studs. It was designed for all groups of people, everyone can create how them use the installation by individual styles and various positions, it is flexible for every activities even though the children can climb like their playground. The new vivacious Mother Teresa square will be a joyful public place and impressed in Albanian memories forever.