- Posted October 15, 2012 by
Mt. Rubble: A proposal for a Memorial for Haret Hreik
Approximately 80,000 square meters of debris was then loaded into trucks and taken to the coastline of the Ouzai and today, the rubble sits in two large mounds. Wild greens already are growing on the mini mountains but Spatially Just Environments Beirut was hoping they could take that small amount of nature even further and top them with a full blanket of grass, trees and other plants.
Human tragedy is something the Lebanese shared and can and should share in their public spaces. This will undoubtedly provide a common ground for possibilities of communication.
An accessible memorial for the destruction and loss of hundreds of civilian death left by the July war does not exist. In addition public green space in the greater Beirut area is rare. The mound proposal will have both a positive environmental impact as well as a socio-political one.
Is it not fantastic to reclaim the mound on the shore of the Mediterranean? Is it not a celebration of life atop a mountain representing death and destruction?