ASSIGNMENT - 1 THE RING OF REMEMBRANCE LOCATION : ABLAIN-SAINT-NAZAIRE, FRANCE ARCHITECT: PHILIPPE PROST, LUCAS MONSAINGEON A M MUYEED KHAN ID - 1230493010 THE RING OF REMEMBRANCE The ring is synonymous with unity and eternity: unity because the names form a sort of human chain, and eternity because the letters are joined without an end, in alphabetical order without any distinction of nationality, rank or religion. Located on the site, the ring takes the form of an ellipse with one side pointed towards the entrance to the cemetery, and the other side towards the Artois plain. Anchored in the ground across two-thirds of its perimeter, the ring then detaches where the downward slope of the land increases. Its cantilevered ring is there to remind that peace always remains fragile. Outside, a ribbon of dark concrete, the color of war, balanced on the hill overlooking the Artois plains, a horizontal line forming a 328 m perimeter dominated by the lantern tower, which is over 50 m high. Inside, 500 sheets of gold metal reflecting light on which are engraved, in alphabetical order, regardless of nationality, rank or religion, the names of 579,606 soldiers, now united forever in a common humanity.