MEMORIAL SØRBRÅTEN
Type
Art project

Location
Finland. The project took place in Stockholm

Client
Jonas Dahlberg AB

Service
Project management and construction. 

Date
2015

Status
Completed

Team
Markus Eek and ELU Consulting AB (Johan Hofstedt)

 

Text by Jonas Dahlberg (jonasdahlberg.com) The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation. It slices from the top of the headland at the Sørbråten site, to below the water line and extends to each side. This void in the landscape makes it impossible to reach the end of the headland. The engineering aspects of the project includes in particular mapping of the rock quality, planning for wire sawing and structure calculations.