Iter In Terra – Latin for “passage through earth” – is a place of meditation based on the study of architecture and light. Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, this successive group of spaces is a journey underground based on the five cycles of life. It is a place to connect with a higher power for reflection and thought. It can be a solo journey, or communal, both in times of tragedy or celebration.
The entry features a wide ramp leading underground to a sequence of spaces representing the cycles of life: Germination, Sprout, Flourish, Scatter, and Regenerate.
The exit includes an emergence into a vast open landscape. Looking back there are architectural vignettes of the previous spaces.