last nuclear bomb memorial
Nuclear bomb monument is aimed to honour 100,000 people who lost their lives to the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, also to create an awareness on the mass the destruction that nuclear weapons are capable of. The project sits on the site, where the first nuclear bomb ever was born and tested. The monument is designed as an upside down standing dome which is a direct reference to the Runit Dome where the United States goverment tested nuclear bombs. These testings were catastrophic for the people of Enewetak Atoll since the site turned into a radioactive waste repository after the conducted testings and left with the The Runit Dome or locally The Tomb, which is a 115 m diameter, 46 cm thick dome of concrete at sea level that is encapsulating an estimated 73,000 m3 of radioactive debris. In the light of all these information, Runit Dome can be seen as an inoperative bandage that is mounted on the shameful scar that has been created on humanity. The project aims to metaphorically unreveal the shame that we all as human race ignore. On the surface of the upside dome an abstract map of all of the bomb testing sites have been demonstrated with holes that showes the damage created by the bombs and circular lights that showes the degree of the tested bombs. Even though the dome is considerablely large there is no obvious structure that can be percieved because one side of the dome sits on the ground and the other side is supported by the black rock which stands as metaphor for radioactive debris. The visitors can exprience diffrent aspects of light both below and above the dome.