Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Monument Silent Crowd in West of Ukraine by ZA Architects
December 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ZA Architects
Overall composition is geometric grid imposed in on the plot. In places where it is necessary it generates a pavement of square concrete tiles, throughout which low grass is growing. On places of burial mesh forms a major compositional element – concrete vertical bars with silhouette and proportions look like silent humans crowd. Despite the visual feeling of accessibility it is impossible to walk between bars because on the external circuit they are placed rather tightly. Other objects – pavilion, memorial plaques etc. are also made in modular grid. It is assumed that other burial places will be designed with same approach, because it is flexible for any kind of relief, locations of the trees, buildings and geometric shapes of the plots. In this particular project Bakhiv plot is designed.
Materials and Technologies
Thanks to the unification the entire volume of the memorial (excluding concrete slabs that cover the pits, retaining walls, etc.) is created with a 6 types of concrete tiles, and 4 types of concrete pillars that differs in height. Memorial plaques and pavilion are also made of concrete. It is expected that this simple set of elements can be produced directly on a building site, in specially organized mini-manufacture line. High qualification of the workers on this line is not required.
When in the one site construction works are over, production line can be removed to nearby burial location for a new construction.
For night time among the pillars and nearby pavements there is a LED backlight, which during the day is charged by solar panels.
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Tags: West of Ukraine