matterbetter

Flight MH17 Memorial

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Introduction

We placed second in Matterbetter’s international design competition in 2014. The competition asked participants to submit a concept for a memorial, which would remember and honour the victims of the MH17 plane crash earlier that year.  

Project Summary

Our design for the memorial site would sit on an artificial island in IJmeer, a bordering lake near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. We understood that the memorial would be a new public space, evoking a sense of remembrance with the ability to host ceremonies, recreation and private gatherings. Not to mention, a vital part of Amsterdam’s cultural infrastructure. We proposed a concept design that juxtaposes the park and memorial through a shifting relationship of time, creating a dichotomy between use and meaning. Similar to the hour hand of a clock, we designed the movement of the island to be an enthralling and magical journey, effectively marking the passage of time throughout the year by physically transforming the space.

Our Role

We submitted a design concept to Matterbetter that emphasized the valuable qualities of a memorial while challenging the conventional idea of a memorial landscape park.

Winnipeg Office
289 Garry St. Suite 300
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1H9
204-669-6234
Toll: 844-669-6234

Calgary Office
Unit 200, 337  17 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2S 0A5
403-243-4628
Toll: 844-669-6234

Atlanta Office
101 Marietta St., NW Suite 2320
Atlanta, Georgia
303030
470-401-0060
Toll: 844-669-6234

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