National War Memorial Competition

A basin is scooped out of the earth. It is a simple manipulation of the ground plane that helps cut off the surrounding noise and create a place of peace and serenity, an apt environment for the memorial.

Five main elements form a part of the memorial.
1. Stone stepped landscape
2. Martyr’s Tree
3. Gallery Tunnel
4. Ancillary functions
5. The Globe

For some this memorial is about the amelioration of personal loss, for some it is a reminder of the inevitable political events that lead to war, for others it is about preserving the positive changes that have been brought about after much suffering, perhaps even a lesson that the disaster of war must not take place.