Sousse And Bardo Memorial Opens In Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park

George King Architects have recently completed the Sousse and Bardo Memorial, a monument dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. #Memorial #Sculpture

Photography by NAARO

 

George King Architects have recently completed the Sousse and Bardo Memorial, a monument dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015.

 

Photography by NAARO

The project was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and sits within Birmingham’s Grade II listed Cannon Hill Park.


George King Architects have recently completed the Sousse and Bardo Memorial, a monument dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. #Memorial #Sculpture

Photography by NAARO

The design was inspired by the fluid geometry of flowing water, frozen in place, as if time has stood still at the moment of the attacks.

At the centre of the memorial is a sculpture titled ‘Infinite Wave’’ which recreates a single wave formed from 31 individual streams, one for each British national who lost their lives in the attacks. Each stream is formed from a graceful twisting and turning stainless steel tube. 


George King Architects have recently completed the Sousse and Bardo Memorial, a monument dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. #Memorial #Sculpture

Photography by NAARO

Stainless steel was chosen for its reflective qualities which adds to the water-like appearance of the form, creating a dynamic sculpture that reflects the trees, sunlight and natural landscape surrounding it.


George King Architects have recently completed the Sousse and Bardo Memorial, a monument dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. #Memorial #Sculpture

Photography by NAARO | Structural and Civil Engineer: Price & Myers | Landscape Architect: Fira | Cost Consultant: WT Partnership | Sculpture Fabrication: m-tec | Main Contractor: Blakedown Landscapes | Arboriculturalist: Tracy Clarke Tree Consultancy | Heritage Consultants: Ashmead Price

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