DESIGN OF MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL - FREEDOM STRUGGLE OF SRILANKAN TAMILS @ TRICHY |
© Ar-Govindraj- Balasubramanian
Thesis by Ar Govindraj Balasubramanian
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka. After a 26-year military campaign, the Sri Lankan military defeated the Tamil Tigers in May 2009, bringing the civil war to an end.
For over 25 years, the war caused significant hardships for the population, environment and the economy of the country, with an initial estimated 80,000–100,000 people killed during its course. In 2013, the UN panel estimated additional deaths during the last phase of the war: "Around 40,000 died while other independent reports estimated the number of civilian’s dead to exceed 100,000.
The space contains the ability and the emotions of the Tamil Eelam who gave their life for their people. Each and every space will show how the Tamil people were treated by the Sri Lankan army during the civil war.
It’s been an 11 years, most of the people doesn’t know what actually happened in the war. So my idea is to establish the scenario.
The site was consists of 2 parts.(A) Museum and Memorial and (B) library.
A. Museum and memorial space was based on the timeline sequence which ends up with strong message to the users.
B. The library space is the abstract of “jaffna public library which was demolished by srilankan government in the year of 1981.
The following three are the basic principle of narrative spaces.
1. Meigakure and the roji
Along with this I am going to combine “the portrayal of war” to my site. It will be challenge to strengthen the topic and also in the design.
Portrayal of War
WAR - word itself invokes various feelings and emotions and the mind envisages a series of pictures that relate them to war.
The following elements are the main things to portrait a war .
1.neutralisation 2.provocation 3. healing 4.remembrance