Ettore Spalletti: Salle des départs in Garches

Andrea Dall'Asta
Ettore Spalletti re-invents in 1996 the morgue of Raymond Poincaré Hospital in Garches, just at Paris gates. It is a space without any religious symbol where corpses, already put in their coffins, can receive the last look of relatives and friends. This space is la Salle des Départs, that is the departures room, where each man – Muslim, Christian or non-believer -  has to stay for the short transit between the world of life and...