Where: Natural History Museum, Darwin Centre, SW7
What: 115 tonne stone monolith with a diagonal slice cutting across one corner. This reveals a polished triangular face on which the embossed lettering is featured. It serves as a memorial to victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster; the choice of location is due to the museum’s role as a centre for understanding the natural world.
Words: In memory of all those who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami, 29 December 2004.
Materials: Granite monolith
Architects: Carmody Groarke
Lettering: carved at quarry; lettering designer Phil Baines, Central St Martins
- Press release in BD Online
- Press release in Dezeen
- Press release Architect’s Journal
- Carmody Groarke’s website
- Discussion of the lettering and quarrying at Tsunami Support UK
- M3 Consulting, Project Managers
- Darwin Centre website
- Logistics perspective – the Handy Shipping Guide – how the monolith was physically transported across Europe
- Carmody Groarke talk about the project on Vimeo
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