BHOPAL WAR MEMORIAL
Government of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Cultural, Public Infrastructure
BUILT UP AREA:
The design for the war memorial was a departure from the triumph monumentalism associated with such structures. By weaving layered narratives of war and peace that invited reflection,we sought to crystallize the memorialization process in a spatial and emotional experience instead of a representative object backed by a formal standing. The design sought to create a juxtaposition between the diametrically different geographies and landscapes to invite the visitor to actively engage and discover rather than just passively observe. It creates a sequence of evocative but poignant moments, laden with metaphors to communicate personal and national grief to commemorate sacrifice and celebrate valour culminating at a two dimensional edifice of stone, water and fire.
The architectural design creates a sequence of evocative but poignant moments, laden with metaphors to communicate the grief, both personal and national, to commemorate sacrifice and celebrate valour, to culminate at a two-dimensional edifice of stone, water and fire.