近日，由大卫·阿贾耶领导的阿贾耶事务所公布了烈士纪念馆（Le Mémorial des Martyrs）的设计方案。项目位于尼日尔的首都与最大城市尼亚美，纪念那些在打击南部和西部边境恐怖主义时牺牲的人们。纪念馆作为一个有形的实体，记录了与极端主义团体的持续战斗，以及在这个过程中牺牲的士兵。
Adjaye Associates, the firm led by Sir David Adjaye, has revealed its design for a memorial in Niamey — the capital and largest city of niger. Le Mémorial des Martyrs, or the ‘Martyrs Memorial’, is a commemoration to all those lost in the fight against terrorism along the country’s southern and western borders. The architects explain that it has been conceived as a monument to those who lost their lives, a tangible documentation of the continuous fight against extremist entities and the soldiers who have fallen in the process.
Located at the heart of Niamey, the monument also serves as an urban plaza and a multi-use civic gathering space. Positioned on a raised triangular plot, Adjaye Associates’ design seeks to serve as an oasis that provides respite from other activity in the city.
Approaching the memorial, visitors are greeted with a labyrinth of pillars that soar to a total height of 20 meters (66 ft). ‘Each pillar symbolizes the individuals lost, extending towards the niamey sky while grounded and situated in its urban context,’ says Adjaye Associates. ‘At night, beams of light projecting from the pillars become part of the urban skyline, acting as both a beacon of remembrance and a visual guide toward the civic heart of niamey.’ Providing respite from the region’s intense heat, the sheltered ground level has been designed to accommodate a variety of events. Geometric perforations bring a play of light and shadow into this space.
The project’s materials have been chosen to contribute to the memorial’s sensory effect, as well as practical reasons. Concrete, the primary material, and accent materials such as bronze colored frames and perforated steel panels, require little maintenance and add to both the endurance and durability of the structure.