It is an interesting architectural intervention; reworking the war destructive scene into a 'museum' to review what has happened. The concept and the structure reflect the social and culture aspects of Iraqi society.
hardness of the concrete and the pureness of the form of the proposed
vertical monument is drawing the visitor to experience the non/existence
with confrontation of what role we do have to take in time of war?
design of the monument set impressively in terms of concept and spatial,
confronting the visitor/the witness with two entries or two exits.
The military and futuristic appearance of the construction imposes
alienation feelings toward the world and us.
proposal reminds me with campaign of Amnesty International 'It's
Not Happening Here But it is Happening Now'. Relocating what happing
somewhere into elsewhere, using the new technology to be in touch/living
the 'Happening Now'.
and emotionally Chuch has approached the topic. Through flag folding
ceremony, she is calling the visitor/the witness to participate in
ongoing conversation and forming a site specific memorial. She is
spreading the topic and the responsibility into people to take an
proposal expresses a deep research of the context and the location
of tackled topic. It is remarkable installation to represent
the enormity of the Iraqi casualties by a black banner that winds
throughout the public spaces. The timing and the locations of
the installation is crucial matter.
proposed monument includes spaces variety in feeling, spatial and
quality. It indicates into the life after was disasters, through
creating slots that lead into four volumes for public library, auditorium,
museum and space for reflection.