Earthquake memorial park in China
Kjellgren Kaminsky and Studioseek present ‘Silent City’, a project for the Tangshan 1976 earthquake memorial park in China. They propose a monument that is omnipresent throughout the whole park constituting one of its many layers. Juxtaposed to greenery, paths and daily life, remembrance becomes a natural part of the park. The monument consists of message stones and swing lanterns, objects that lets the visitor interact with and become part of the monument.
Swing Lanterns – A flowing grid of swing lanterns stretches throughout the park luring the visitor forward. As a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Chinese rice lamp the swing lanterns become a symbol of remembrance and hope.