a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial
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The architectonic proposal for a polynational war memorial includes a series of interconnected institutions and a memorial. This document briefly outlines the various parts of the proposed complex.

Main programs

The programs of the institutions and buildings at each copy of the Polynational War Memorial may vary slightly from location to location while the design can differ entirely or partly. The following programs will be common for all copies.

• A memorial displaying the names of all those killed in war since World War II. The memorial should be updatable with new names whenever necessary. Names for the memorial is provided by a data collection centre and should be displayed digitally.

• Institutions that deals with education, public exhibits and negotiations and talks between warring parties. Data collection- and research centres that collects, analyses and publishes data about war casualties. The main building for these programs is the Unimune, an acronym for University, Museum and Negotiations.

• The Museum hosts a permanent exhibitions, the University is focused on conflict- and peace research and the centre for negotiations offers a flexible, secure and specialized facility.

• The Interfaith Centre is the complex´ spiritual centre where visitors can take part in ceremonies and find solace. It is focused on interfaith dialogue and praxis.

• The complex is surrounded by large parks. Some of these are dedicated to temporary, personal memorials where visitors can create and maintain their own memorials. In these areas walls and other constructions will be erected where visitors can place commemorative objects such as photos, candles or flowers.

• The site will also include areas for administration and staff as well as public facilities and secure zones for negotiating parties and other prominent guests.

Infrastructure and Mobile Memorials

The memorial site will connect to the adjacent city with highways and a subway. Cars are not allowed above ground at the site but free underground parking is offered for visitors arriving by motorized transportation. All transports within the memorial area is made with electricity-powered viechles on underground roads.

Each site is the base for several mobile memorial units, basically regular trucks with scaled-down replicas of the memorial, that tours cities and rural areas to enable access to those who can not travel to the memorial sites.

 

 

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