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proposal sketches for Nilai Memorial Park

Kuala Lumpur opening page | sound barrier meander | island ship | cremation stone field or mound | land art | sculpture

proposal for land art - combination possibilities.

I have described three land art proposals:

the island ship,
the sound barrier and
the cremation stone concept

These are three independent ideas which can be taken as single proposals, but can also be combined.

I see two possible solutions for a sound barrier at the location of the island ship. The first one being a intermitted continuation of the meander further south. I have left the island ship blank for clarity purposes.

A sound barrier for Nilai Memorial Park - near Kuala Lumpur.
a meandering dike would function as a sound barrier

That would create an interesting space to the west of the island shore. The watercourse has been widened to accentuate the difference between land and water. Possibly the naturally placed existing trees on the slope can be saved (as in the sketch above).

A single curved sound barrier strengthens the curve of the island ship.
A single curved sound barrier strengthens the curve of the island ship.

A single, slightly curved dike echoes the curved west shore of the island as does the new edge of the reservoir. The gradual slope on this side creates an open space contrasting the more detailed and geometrical design of the rubber trees and masts. I have moved the access road towards the highway to enlarge the available space. At the same time there is room for a wider waterway from which also soil can be excavated to construct the sound barrier.

Thirdly I have given two options for placement of the cremation stones: a rectangular or square (or even a circular) array on an available and fitting location. Secondly there could maybe be a possibility of using the large circular mound on the south-east side of the park. I realize that this mound is not in the part designated as an area reserved for the sculpture park; but I find it such an opportunity if and when the cremation stone idea is feasible. But I have another idea: thinking about the vessel shaped island and knowing that this is a memorial park as well as recalling one of the versions of Arnold Böcklin's Isle of the Dead which I saw a long time ago, I would indeed like to contemplate the possibility of finding an acceptable way to incorporate the placement of my stones into the curvilinear grid of the rubber trees.

Summarizing the above I can see any combination of these three concepts or one or more single ideas go forward. I am open for discussion.

Kuala Lumpur opening page | sound barrier meander | island ship | cremation stone field or mound | land art | sculpture


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