2015-03-05

Malaysian "Wounds of War" Memorial

Filed under ideas.

Brief called for and idea of memorial for Malaysian - japanese occupation period that:-
i) A monument for all Malaysian in remembrance of japanese occupation period
ii) Honouring the warrior during period of war
iii) Give awareness of anti-war and to promote world peace


The idea of memorial renders neither an object, nor an event, but an emotion during Japanese occupation period of war. An emotion evolves a sum of historical event, historical icon, warrior, spirit,  and value.

"Wounds of War" memorial is configured into 2 main levels, the ground, and the above ground level. Interpreted from the representational meaning of colours in Malaysian national flag, the formal composition is translated into braveness (red) and unity (blue) that form supports for visitors. From ground experiential level, one goes through a forest of concrete needles that simulate situation of danger. Out of the formal composition that gives affect to one that walks through the memorial, one can pay remembrance to warrior during period of war by encountering of the indication and name list of warrior engraved underneath the red and blue planes.