václav šuba
architektura+design

Detail

Ostrov smrti

2015

Ostrov smrti

 

soutěžní ideový projekt
2015

 

The ocean is seen as a spatial reserve in the times when various cultures around the world deals with the lack of burial grounds. Hong Kong have been chosen as an example of the metropolis that has been trying to find a solution for such an issue almost already for a decade. Regarding the Hong Kong issue, limited spatial conditions are not only problem making element. Complex system of Chinese folk religion requires very specific conditions for the burial of the deceased which are not being taken into account in the govermental solutions. Island of the ancestral worship is the project which is offering the desired space for the urns while meeting the needs of the religion and the traditions. Creating the physical space and clear differentiation between the world of live and the deceased are the main desired features. The sea is now obtaining the new meaning and importance within the local community. Floating columbarium is employing the concept of biodegradable urns which are designed to be dissolved in the sea after the times. Physical place of the urn deposition is being then transformed into the intangible trace in the minds of mourners. The urn with ashes dissapear in time, but the place of worship remains forever. The project defines the concept of the inovation for the sea architecture as a counterpart to the conventional sea designs developing the futuristic shapes without any relation to nature of the matter and human scale. In contrary, employing the most innovative research in material sciences to achieve the possibilities of reinterpreting the logical structural principles and using them in new unexpectable situations and environments is the promising approach in the architecture for the sea.