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PRESENTED BY

Kosi-Emmanuel Chukwujindu (Arc.) Geometrix Consultatnts And Builders Ltd. 23 Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu Abuja. 08033115368.

CONTENTS

Introduction

Case studies
Cenotaphs Vs. Statues The Igbo Cenotaph : Design Concepts

3d Views
Summary

CENOTAPH - INTRODUCTION
A CENOTAPH is a special structure, monument or statue that is built to remind people of a dead person who is buried somewhere else; especially: a structure built to honor the people who were killed in a war.
-www.Merriam Websters dictionary.com

NOTABLE CENOTAPHS ACROSS THE GLOBE


ASIA

GREAT HONG KONG CENOTAPH IN CENTRAL HONK KONG. In memory of Those soldiers lost during world war 1

MEMORIAL CENOTAPH, HIROSHIMA JAPAN In memory of the 200,000 victims of the Atomic Bomb. Designed by Kenzo Tange.

NOTABLE CENOTAPHS ACROSS THE GLOBE


AMERICA EUROPE

WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL, Newyork. In memory of the victims of the dastardly 9/11 Bombing of the twin towers.

JEWISH MEMORIAL CENOTAPH, in Berlin, Germany. By Arc. Peter Eisenmann. In memory of the victims of the Jewish Holocaust.

CENOTAPH VS. STATUE - DIFERENCES


CENOTAPH A cenotaph can be visited and learnt from. On-site Adminstation, to guide visitors is provided for Usually bears traditional,political or religious significance or symbolism STATUE Not always so Not always so. Not always so.

Usually comprised of an organisation Usually just One element of spaces into a whole Usually of many individuals Usually of a single hero

AND NOW; THE PROJECT AT HAND


In view of the afore-described, the project at hand is to design a monument IN HONOR OF OUR IGBO BRETHREN who fell during the struggle for our JUSTICE in the Nigerian civil war and at other times and places.

DESIGN CONCEPT

CYCLE OF LIFE ASCENSION TO THE ALMIGHTY

Death

EXISTENCE

Live

Birth

. The triangle of life and The Ascension of the departed Souls towards their maker. This necessitated a dominantly triangular form pointing towards the sky symbolizing Return to their maker.

FLOOR PLAN

Surrounding Gardens as well as vertical triangular elements poitning into the sky.

FLOOR PLAN

APPROACH VIEW

TYPICAL SIDE VIEW

AERIAL VIEW

AERIAL VIEW

VIEW FROM THE SO COURTYARD

VIEW FROM ONE NICHE

SALIENT FEATURES OF THIS DESIGN


The Obelisk of Re-Incarnation showing a noticeable symbolism with traditional bearings. A Solemn Courtyard which allows visitors to hang around and reflect on the events with other family members. The Still Water in the courtyard provides a mood for the visitors. Beautiful garden Landscape in the environment. Ability To be lit At night so that the memories will never die. Flower consul below the name engraftments, where family members can leave flowers and

notes for their departed.

We will never Forget those we lost in the struggle of independence, but this memorial is not for us, although we have been entrusted with its creation. It is for our children and grandchildren. It is so those who hear about the Igbo people, know what happened to their fathers, why so many of them died to protect our freedoms! We believe that this memorial will serve as a strong spiritual focal point in a revitalizing Nigeria. -Team at Geometrix.

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