Public space to perpetuate the memory of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred
Type: Public space
Client: Lviv city council
Location: Lviv, Ukraine
Appointment: Memorial space
Team: Andrey Lesyuk, Maria Yastrubchak, Christina Pundak
3D Visualisation: Andrey Goncharenko
We created the project by criteria: Ideology - functionality - the task
The formation of structure in the landscape was created with the help of: ideas of form, ideas of material, ideas of light.
Shape idea: The bridge shape is functional and symbolic basic creation of emotional mood and ensuring transit. In volumetric solution - simple forms.
Bridge primarily performs the memorial function symbolically reminiscent of events at the Institute. Structurally it is a platform and a cover. All its contents are inside. Along the composition are pylons, which make you stop and pay attention without hindering movement. These five plates are the obstacle to light, as we move through these obstacles, and the light gets bigger. Five plates symbolize the obstacles in the way of heroes, this is also the five days (February 18-22, 2014) that killed the largest number of protesters, symbolizing shields and barricades.
In the cover of the bridge are cut out all the names of heroes of the HEAVENLY HUNDRED, who will be emotionally emphasized by the weather. Rainy weather transfers sum symbolically eternal tears. And the sunny weather fills him with a life, a bright future; behind which are the heroes of the HEAVENLY HUNDRED. Names of light will be projected onto the walls of the bridge. Thus the object sounds at any weather and any hour of the day. The public space is a place of tranquility, intended for reflection, memory and faith, situated in a quiet area. The square and the memorial stella are symbolically reminiscent of the scar that has remained in our history and our hearts for the eternal memory of heroes. The bridge and the public space create an integral composition that is combined with material and light.
The idea of the material. The main material of our project - corten, Corten steel is the accent of the material is the brutal mood - which symbolically convey the emotions of the events of the revolution - the feeling of struggle - fear - fire - barricades - the desire for change. It does not argue with the environment, but harmoniously complements natural textures.
The idea of light. The decisive role in the project is played by light. Daylight passes through the carved names of heroes on the bridge. By artificial light we emphasize the plate that symbolizes the scar. The night creates a slot feeling the scar in the hill is composite light bound two volumes.
Keeping the existing pedestrian and transit without the threat of deforestation - we have a bridge and additional walking paths. The bridge is equipped with stairs and a ramp for the underprivileged population. The axis of the bridge flows into the public space - the square. The square is emphasized by architectural detail, which enhances the overall composition and serves as a memorial plaque for the memory of the heroes, in addition to the place of worship and mourning, the square creates meeting conditions and opens panoramic views.
Analyzing the plot of land and the tasks set, the following problems were solved:
- conservation of the existing park and existing trees
- combining squares to create a secure connection
- creating a memorial space
Our formula is the sum of the components:
ideology + functionality + task = harmonious memorial space.
All created volumes carry the main - the memorial and functional component without burdening the urban environment. In the complex we tried to convey the pride of the people who rose for their dignity, love, grief, loss of loved ones, death, birth of a new generation of consciousness, feeling of being a citizen, a person. We are moving away from the project by stereotype, solving the memoir with innovative ideas, we are for democratic things, as is MAIDAN who stood for the future and change!
1st place in the All-Ukrainian competition
Building a public space to commemorate the Heavenly Hundred in the Governor's shaft in Lviv