Re-CLT: Recover, Relearn, Return
Considering the social, societal, financial, and material context, RE-CLT challenges buildings’ impact. It expands them beyond their site, posing that architecture and construction systems should be designed to engage directly in the generation of reparations. The tower is not a solution but a new typology looking to alleviate black fatigue and bring healing to BIPOC communities. The tower’s program is a vertical series of spaces for individual and collective resting, nourishing, strengthening, and understanding the mind and body. An attempt to decolonize rest and leisure. From the program inside of the tower, to an energy-producing site, to a wide-spread network of small businesses harnessing the value in design to create generational health and generational wealth in order to cultivate Black Prosperity and a form of reparations.