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Arjun Sara

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152/3, Shipra Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
I am an artist and an architect experimenting with both art & architecture using digital means. I completed my Bachelor’s in Architecture from Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi in 2015, further mastered my knowledge with a PG certificate course from DIA Dessau, Germany in 2016. I have been recording spaces, buildings, objects & people extensively during my education & travel. I imagine my artworks to reveal unnoticed specifics of a space / building / object or a person.

Path of Reverence


Proposal for national War Memorial, New Delhi, India

Path of Reverence


Proposal for national War Memorial, New Delhi, India
The memorial is envisaged as a journey into the time, a walk into the landscape, where one passes by the memories of the wars of India.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

PRIDE
The journey with patches of disturbance, instability and insecurity finally reaches in the gratified moment of success to realize the calmness of other side.

VOID
The presence of nothing, the place where one could apprehend the absence, the loss, the void.

CELEBRATION
Beyond happiness and selflessness is the vastness that allows one to look at the horizon and the stars,
to hear the birds and the people, the smell of earth and rain, the taste of freedom.

INSIGHT
On the journey, an appropriate pause to reflect within oneself, the pause of sound, waves wind and mind.


The memorial path forms an arc which connects the two sections of the larger hexagon in a playful manner. The memorial formulates a new threshold at an urban scale between the busy vehicular road and the silent hexagon gardens. The memorial as a path in the time of various wars is a defined directional walk, yet this path is provided with several pauses and breaks for it to be more porous to the grounds as well as to the road edge.

WALL
The wall represents strength, a notion of protection.

FUNCTION
Carefully curated among the existing landscape, public amenities like visitors center, open air amphitheaters provide a space for gathering and cultural activities.

VOID
Out of all the spaces one of the least usable and yet the soul of the project is designed with an amalgamation of flowing water, hard untouched large walls, chirping of the birds on the trees and utter silence in the mind of the visitor.

Due respect is saluted to all the war martyrs by casting their names in the concrete in the respective timeline of wars, individual wars are confined to the courtyards and a congregation space is formed as well. The courtyard size is derived from the amount of loss happened in that particular war.

The landscape of the memorial intrigues the commuter to go through a certain experience with the changes in the nature of the spatial quality of the space as well as textures. Parts of the journey are specifically made slightly difficult to pass through reminding the visitor the efforts of the war soldiers, the textures and the materials throughout the journey adds in the experiential quality of the walk.

The memorial is envisaged a journey of emotions of pride, glory, honor to that of grief, loss and void. The journey of these emotions ends in the large void which allows the visitor to contemplate the emotions within. The void here is the space of ‘nothingness’, a space that philosophically is silent after the war. This void questions the value of the war at a humane scale while being representative of a war ground or a soldier’s heart towards the war.

Path of Reverence


Proposal for national War Memorial, New Delhi, India

Path of Reverence


Proposal for national War Memorial, New Delhi, India
The memorial is envisaged as a journey into the time, a walk into the landscape, where one passes by the memories of the wars of India.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

PRIDE
The journey with patches of disturbance, instability and insecurity finally reaches in the gratified moment of success to realize the calmness of other side.

VOID
The presence of nothing, the place where one could apprehend the absence, the loss, the void.

CELEBRATION
Beyond happiness and selflessness is the vastness that allows one to look at the horizon and the stars,
to hear the birds and the people, the smell of earth and rain, the taste of freedom.

INSIGHT
On the journey, an appropriate pause to reflect within oneself, the pause of sound, waves wind and mind.


The memorial path forms an arc which connects the two sections of the larger hexagon in a playful manner. The memorial formulates a new threshold at an urban scale between the busy vehicular road and the silent hexagon gardens. The memorial as a path in the time of various wars is a defined directional walk, yet this path is provided with several pauses and breaks for it to be more porous to the grounds as well as to the road edge.

WALL
The wall represents strength, a notion of protection.

FUNCTION
Carefully curated among the existing landscape, public amenities like visitors center, open air amphitheaters provide a space for gathering and cultural activities.

VOID
Out of all the spaces one of the least usable and yet the soul of the project is designed with an amalgamation of flowing water, hard untouched large walls, chirping of the birds on the trees and utter silence in the mind of the visitor.

Due respect is saluted to all the war martyrs by casting their names in the concrete in the respective timeline of wars, individual wars are confined to the courtyards and a congregation space is formed as well. The courtyard size is derived from the amount of loss happened in that particular war.

The landscape of the memorial intrigues the commuter to go through a certain experience with the changes in the nature of the spatial quality of the space as well as textures. Parts of the journey are specifically made slightly difficult to pass through reminding the visitor the efforts of the war soldiers, the textures and the materials throughout the journey adds in the experiential quality of the walk.

The memorial is envisaged a journey of emotions of pride, glory, honor to that of grief, loss and void. The journey of these emotions ends in the large void which allows the visitor to contemplate the emotions within. The void here is the space of ‘nothingness’, a space that philosophically is silent after the war. This void questions the value of the war at a humane scale while being representative of a war ground or a soldier’s heart towards the war.


Idea by

Arjun Sara
152/3, Shipra Path, Mansarovar
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
I am an artist and an architect experimenting with both art & architecture using digital means. I completed my Bachelor’s in Architecture from Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi in 2015, further mastered my knowledge with a PG certificate course from DIA Dessau, Germany in 2016. I have been recording spaces, buildings, objects & people extensively during my education & travel. I imagine my artworks to reveal unnoticed specifics of a space / building / object or a person.