Tsunami Memorial Site

2006 - Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

When we commemorate the victims of the Tsunami disaster, we are obliged to focus – not on the personal loss and grieve- but rather on this fragile relationship between culture and nature, between the Cartesian space and the entropic unknown. By inserting a perfect square into the site – trapped in between the condition of sea and land – we propose a reflection on the dialectics of man and nature. We provide a frame of special experience around  (and in) a constantly changing piece of nature. Situating the platonic form in between low and high sea level, the square can become an extension of land towards the sea, or can be ´taken´ by the sea and almost disappear.  A reflection about space, about nature, about us.

Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles) | In collaboration with: Ruth Estévez, texts | Collaborator: Iván Villegas | Project type: Open competition for a landscape intervention to commemorate the victims of the 2006 Indonesia Tsunami | Location: Oslo, Norway | Organization: National Foundation for Art in Public Buildings, Norway | Date: 2006