Peace Memorial Park Option 3

The third option, instead of projecting the peace symbol on the ground, it is illuminated within a “forest” of poles. Inspired by anamorphic arts, the seemingly random array of poles is thoughtfully composed to be the canvas for artistic illuminations. Therefore, from most angles, the columns may seem arbitrary with unidentified patterns, but at specific viewpoints, people will enjoy an “aha” moment as they take in the full view of the peace symbol. The design poises us to reflect on the disheartening fact that during the past 3,400 years, humans have been at peace for only 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history. Today we are living in the most peaceful era of humankind’s existence, which at times allows us to take it for granted, but the discovery of the projected peace symbols reminds us it is a journey worth achieving. The poles will not only provide a canvas for the projections but will bring welcomed illumination to the site in the evenings and create a more dramatic visual effect overall. Additionally, this scheme maximizes the site’s planting capacity, thus amplifying its ecological service for the greater community.

Option 3 Site Plan
Option 3 Site Plan
Option3 Perspective
Option3 Perspective
Option 3 Illuminated
Option 3 Illuminated
Nelson Mandela Monument
Nelson Mandela Monument
Option 3 at the Magic Alignment
Option 3 at the Magic Alignment
Magic Angle at Night
Magic Angle at Night
Anamorphic Portrait Revealed
Anamorphic Portrait Revealed