The Wenchuan Earthquake was one of the deadliest quakes in China in the last 30 years where 70,000 people lost their lives. To commemorate the event, the Chinese government commissioned a memorial museum. Designed by Cai Yongjie, the museum uses the landscape around it to commemorate the tragedy. From an aerial view, one can see how the area mimics those of fault lines. The entire venue spans across a valley and is surrounded by forestry and is set beside a small road. The subterranean buildings within the landscape have roofs topped with greenery while the exterior of the structures are a muddy reddish hue that references the earth.
The memorial of the Wenchuan Earthquake is beautiful in its entirety and is a solemn and serene reminder of the lives that were lost a few decades ago.
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