Proposal Title: The praying Iraqi, 03/31/2008, Other
Proposal Synopsis: The Iraqi praying monument design is located in Baghdad at the centre of the traffic. The idea is coming from the victim's graves which are symbolising holes underground - 8000m with the glass wall around it. The sunshine goes through this holes to light the museum up. This museum can show the story of each dead civil Iraqi people. The main volume the praying Iraqi shows the paintings of the war on the wall. It has 8 floor levels which is not attached to the wall to let the light come from the upper level to the graves.
The upper level is actually the peaceful place where the visitors can memorise the victims.
Please look also to the movie on the link bellow where you can see the process of this project to make it more clear.
Artist's Biography: Janet Al Saifi is an architecture student of the technical university at Delft who is born in Iraq. She is born during the war between Iran & Iraq in 1980. Now she is living safe in Holland. The image of the war can not be forgotten. The terrible things that happened during the childhood in the war should be expressed in this Iraqi memorial.
Work experience was in difference architects offices in the North of the Netherlands. The projects she did are most of them about public buildings as a mediatheque and the city foyer.