Memorial for Truth and Reconciliation

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  • Memorial for Truth and Reconciliation
  • January – April 2014
  • M.Arch. Comprehensive Studio Project
  • Drawing of the Year Selected Project
  • Catherine He and Christian Lam

This project proposes a reflective architectural environment for the Truth and Reconciliation Centre of British Columbia – an archive documenting the provincial chapter of the indian residential school movement (1840s – 1990s).

At the heart of this project is a series of transforming sculptural columns, projected onto the site landscape using geographical coordinates of the originating schools. The columns puncture through all levels of the building – extending upwards as well as piercing downwards – creating spaces of sharing, healing, and memorial for those who have been touched by the residential schools of British Columbia and Canada.