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

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

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 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.

MIT Sean Collier Memorial | Architect Magazine | Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Cambridge, MA, USA, Community, New Construction, Other

MIT Sean Collier Memorial | Architect Magazine | Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Cambridge, MA, USA, Community, New Construction, Other

The space at the heart of this rusting steel memorial narrows to a width of just 80 centimetres, designed to make visitors empathise with the "feeling of oppression" experienced by Holocaust victims

The space at the heart of this rusting steel memorial narrows to a width of just 80 centimetres, designed to make visitors empathise with the "feeling of oppression" experienced by Holocaust victims

Sunlight shines through laser-cut phrases at the Moving Memories Memorial in Phoenix. The phrases are meant to reflect a range of thoughts from Arizonans affected by 9/11, and were picked after months of research.

Sunlight shines through laser-cut phrases at the Moving Memories Memorial in Phoenix. The phrases are meant to reflect a range of thoughts from Arizonans affected by 9/11, and were picked after months of research.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds."  "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds." "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

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