Rugua architect Gomez Platero developed a series of conceptual designs for the COVID-19 victims for a mass memorial. A circular concrete structure on the seafront is included in the World Pandemic Concept memorial. The principal plane gets disturbed by one void cut out of the centre, which enables visitors to look at the water beneath the horizon.
For Platero to remember, to reflect and to moan a physical space, this design is needed. “Monuments reflect also our common emotional and cultural milestones,” he adds. “We can remind our visitors by erected a memorial capable of evoking sense and memory in this way, just as the pandemic has done, that we humans are subordinate to nature, not the opposite way.”
No new concept is the erection of a monument; the deceased has been kept in memory for thousands of years. Although this design is still in the early stages, many of the world’s monuments are destroyed. In the United States, concerns over the statues of the Confederate which honour people with difficult histories grew. We must, first of all, understand why the demand for the removal of these monuments is important and what that means for the future.
What is the monumental function?
Monuments are important parts of the human experience because they allow us to think about our past, to convey the beliefs of our culture, and sometimes to oppress us by constantly recalling a tough history or society’s expectations. In addition to graveyards and temples, the deceased memorials are among the older buildings on the planet.
Monuments are memorials that commemorate individuals, also known as commemorative statues. Often after the person is honoured, the statue is modelled. Each monument represents a recalled memory physically. It gets harder as previous beliefs are reassessed, interrogated and sometimes satanised.
In the current political climate, the recognition of our history and the recognition of changing ideals of our societies have become increasingly important. What are we to do with monuments which are already in place, and which no longer reflect our ideals?
When removing monuments it is critical to consider intention? Are the monuments needed in order to stand up to time to be more abstract? Would we expect to interact with these places to feel connected to our past, or would there be any memorials? All these problems and concerns are valid and are now addressable by architects in their designs. The design of monuments in recent years has changed markedly.
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