Fields of Memory is Jerusalem-based architecture firm SAYA's entry into a design competition for a Holocaust memorial in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fields of Memory is an urban garden made out of "light stalks" that sing and dance in the wind.
The light stalks of Fields of Memory are designed to flicker and play the soft sounds of a flute when the breeze picks up. Unfortunately for SAYA, the design came in second place. Still, I'm sure there are plenty of other cities looking for a contemporary Holocaust memorial. Besides, would you really want to put something this classy along the Jersey shore?
Fields of Memory is a Modern Holocaust Memorial
1. Holocaust Memorials - Innovative designs for Holocaust memorials are emerging, opening up opportunities for architects and designers to create impactful and unique structures.
2. Interactive Urban Gardens - The use of interactive elements in urban gardens, such as singing and dancing installations, is a growing trend that provides an immersive and engaging experience for visitors.
3. Artistic Light Installations - Using light as a medium for artistic expression is gaining popularity, offering artists and designers a new avenue to create visually stunning and dynamic installations.
1. Architecture - Architects have the opportunity to explore innovative designs for Holocaust memorials, incorporating interactive and artistic elements to create impactful installations.
2. Tourism - Creating contemporary Holocaust memorials in different cities can attract tourists interested in exploring unique and thought-provoking cultural landmarks.
3. Art and Design - The use of interactive elements and light installations in urban gardens presents artists and designers with a disruptive innovation opportunity to blend art and nature in captivating ways.