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Get behind Gloucester design architect's bid to create landmark monument

A Gloucester-based design architect are in the running to create a stunning landmark to rival the Angel of the North.

Quattro Design Architects are in the final four of the International RIBA competition to design 'The Wall of Answered Prayer.'

Quattro's design for 'The Wall of Unanswered Prayer' - picture courtesy of Quattro Design Architects

The monument which will be in a prominent roadside location will feature one million bricks, each representing a story of answered prayer.

Quattro, who are based in Matthews Warehouse at Gloucester Quays are now waiting to hear if they have won the public vote against three other contenders.

In their design statement to the RIBA competition they outlined their circular arch design.


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It said: "Quattro's aim was to develop a soaring wall and a defined space, without creating a physical barrier.

"Perceived as an ellipse or a circle, dependent on the angle of view, each one of these aspects lends themselves to being appreciated as an allegory responding to the visitor's personal per-spective.

"As a circle, the shape can be perceived as the offering of a prayer, with the return of a sup-plied answer."

The public vote will assist the final judging panel and closes at midday on Tuesday, April 16.

Punchline says, it would be incredible for a Gloucester-based company to win the competition and create what is sure to be a national landmark.

We would urge all Gloucestershire folk to vote for a design created by talented locals.

The voting process has now closed.

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