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Nicaraguan Ghost Monuments: Posthumous Memories of “La Concha Acústica”
MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM
INVENTORY OF HERITAGE OBJECTS
The research let me to analyze the common information that is presented in Museums. Many of the definitions are ambiguous or misleading. In an attempt to soften the facts behind the story. So many of these words were replaced by factual data and a new description was created based on the origin, extraction and exile of the piece. An inventory of some of the most controversial pieces let to understand the traces of the migration of these objects.
UPPER LEVEL RAILWAY TRAIN
Whether you take the upper level railway, drive through the street or walk on the plaza. The gradients of urban views shift to a landscape that invites to move through its parallel semi buried walls, framing the view of the city of London in the background.
Once you arrive to the plaza that buffers the upper level railway and the memorial park. The three Museum entries will attract you to explore further.
Gabion and Corten
walls inserted in the wilderness as a symbol itself of
elements of nature
resilient to time
The memorial park is composed as segments of walls, parallel histories happening all at once. Reclaiming a space dedicated to nature for humans and non-humans that can inhabit the park.
MUSEUM LOBBY | ROOTS HALL
Once the journey inside starts, contemplative spaces and interactive rooms will take you through the journey of the memory of water. The first space at entering into the building greets you with dashing natural light that comes from a waterfall skylight impacting on natural elements that have been extracted out of their original context. The roots of culture extracted from their land. Blocking the light as you are further and dimishing the shadows as you walk through the space.
CONTEMPLATIVE SPACES | OCEAN TUNNEL
Many of the human and non-human elements were lost in the ocean in the attempt of taking them to Great Britain. Becoming underwater secrets of history.
CONTEMPLATIVE SPACES | RAIN VAULT
INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS | ROTATING CHAMBERS
EXHIBITS | TRAIN GALLERY