Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio

Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio

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  • Clients : Ludian county Municipal Culture, Radio, Television, Sports and Tourist Administration
  • Engineering : Weifeng Wang, Tao Liu, Jing Wang
  • Landscape : Mingtao Li, Zhe Song, Yilin Zhang
  • Water Supply And Sewerage : Zhao Du, Qian Shen
  • Heating And Ventilation : Fan Wang
  • Electrical Design : Weina Cao, Lei Chen
  • Design Team : Cheng Lv, Long Lu, Weimin Ma
  • Country : China
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Building perspective. Image © Xiu Huo

Background
The earthquake occurred in Longtoushan Town, Ludian County, Yunnan Province at 16:30 on August 3, 2014, which is 6.5-magnitude, resulting in 617 deaths, 112 missing and 3143 injured. The design retains the original town government as part of the earthquake site park and becomes the memory of Longtoushan Town for the people.

Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Facade
Plaza. Image © Xiu Huo

Concept
The base scene was barren. Only one eucalyptus survived after the robbery, symbolizing unyielding life. The design takes the tree as the starting point and the center of the circle, and draws an hour hand toward the air at 16:30, marking the time of the earthquake. The "great crack" formed on the ground marks the moment of dignity. At the end of the crack is a towering monument overlooking every corner of the site.

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Masterplan. Image © Xiu Huo

Spatial sequence
The overall planning layout includes parks, tourist service centers, memorial halls, and earthquake sites, forming a spatial sequence of four themes—— “tranquility, rupture, rebirth, and recollection”. People pass through the tranquil water surface, the fissures of the earth, and the unrelenting life represented by the trees. When they reach the earthquake site, they push their emotions to the climax.

Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Cityscape, Windows, Facade
Bird view. Image © Xiu Huo
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Entrance plaza perspective. Image © Xiu Huo

Form
The layout of the triangle reflects the fission of the earth,the ground-breaking form reflects the tremendous destructive power of the earthquake. The exterior wall material is naturally built with local stone, and the roof greening and the site are combined to create a sense of shock while not appearing abrupt.

Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Waterfront
Jingsitan. Image © Xiu Huo
Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Stairs, Windows
Entrance steps. Image © Xiu Huo

Urban public space
The memorial is no longer just a serious memorial, but also penetrates into people's daily lives.

Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Stairs
Crack. Image © Xiu Huo
Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Stairs, Handrail
Interior. Image © Xiu Huo
Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio - Beam
Tourist center. Image © Xiu Huo

Structure and interior space
Design highlights structural aesthetics and creates spiritual space. The structure conforms to the architectural form, using triangular beams and hexagonal columns. Part of the interior design does not have a ceiling, introducing skylight. Fully embody the structural aesthetics and consider the creation of indoor space by natural light.

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Plaza perspective. Image © Xiu Huo

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Address:Longtoushan Town, Ludian, Zhaotong, Yunnan, China

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Cite: "Earthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architects Studio" 24 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/924959/earthquake-memorial-hall-and-relics-park-in-longtou-mountain-town-huaxia-architects-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

Tree of life. Image © Xiu Huo

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