in 2008 a huge earthquake in china’s sichuan province was the country’s deadliest earthquake for more than 30 years. designed by cai yongjie, the ‘wenchuan earthquake memorial museum’ takes the form of a ruptured landscape, where large subterranean buildings are topped with green roofs that ensure that the complex adopts an unobtrusive presence. photo by cai yongjie see more about the project on #designboom #architecture

designed by cai yongjie, the ‘wenchuan earthquake memorial museum’ takes the form of a ruptured landscape. large subterranean buildings are topped with green roofs, ensuring that the complex adopts an unobtrusive presence.

Maya Lin. Vietnam War Memorial, 1982. When a visitor looks upon the wall, his or her reflection can be seen simultaneously with the engraved names, which is meant to symbolically bring the past and present together. The selected design was very controversial, in particular its unconventional design, its black color and its lack of ornamentation, especially among veterans. Many publicly voiced their displeasure, calling the wall "a black gash of shame."

Vietnam War Memorial, When a visitor looks upon the wall, his or her reflection can be seen simultaneously with the engraved names, which is meant to symbolically bring the past and present together. The selected design was very controvers

Foster, Adjaye and Hadid shortlisted for UK Holocaust memorial

Foster, Adjaye and Hadid shortlisted for UK Holocaust memorial

David Adjaye, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners are among the ten shortlisted teams competing for the National Holocaust Memorial in London

Gallery - SET Architects Win Bologna Holocaust Memorial Design Competition - 11

Gallery of SET Architects Win Bologna Holocaust Memorial Design Competition - 11

Image 12 of 16 from gallery of SET Architects Win Bologna Holocaust Memorial Design Competition. Courtesy of SET Architects

Lustik

Art A stunning memorial design: a glowing underground village as a tribute to buried communities that have perished in landslides in Swiss valleys. Designed by two architecture students from ETH Zurich, Bo Li and Ge Men.

Canadian War Memorial Green Park

Park Landscape, Memorial Architecture, Water Architecture, Landscape Architecture Design, Green Park, Memorial Park, War Memorials, Skate Park, Water Features

Interview with Peter Eisenman: "I Am Not Convinced That I Have a Style",The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany. Image © Eisenman Architects

Gallery of Interview with Peter Eisenman: "I Am Not Convinced That I Have a Style" - 37

Babi Yar Park, Denver, CO | Completed in 1982, this 27-acre memorial park was designed by Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita to commemorate the victims of the 1941-1943 Soviet massacre of Ukrainian Jews. The memorial is laid out around a centralized pathway configured in a Star of David, with three distinct architectural features – an amphitheater, a grove, and a ravine.

Babi Yar Park, Denver, CO Completed in this memorial park was designed by Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita to commemorate the victims of the Soviet massacre of Ukrainian Jews. The memorial is laid out around a centralized path

salaspils memorial interior

Long narrow corridor creates suspense because of the distance to the end. As well as being of a similar style to that of which I want, perhaps it would also be interesting to experiment with this long corridor idea.

Landscape Storytelling – Memorial to Victims of Violence

Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico, by Gaeta Springall Architects Taken in Year: Photo credit: Sandra Pereznieto.

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