swing lanterns part of ‘silent city’ tangshan earthquake memorial park

‘silent city’ is a proposal for the tangshan 1976 earthquake memorial park in china. designed by swedish architectural firm kjellgren kaminsky the park consists of intervened layers of topography, vegetation, water, paths, swing lanterns and message stones. the swing lanterns stretch throughout the park. as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional chinese rice lamp the swing lanterns which are intended to symbolize hope and remembrance. at the entrance 240 000 black stones are placed in metal meshes, where visitors can write messages on the stones and choose a particular spot to place them.

kjellgren kaminsky architecture: silent city   tangshan earthquake memorial china rendering of ‘silent city’ tangshan earthquake memorial park

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