bachelor of architectural studies
The fundamental intent of the design is to impact the island and little as possible. By touching the ground lightly and bridging over the island. To give the island back to nature. To care for the island that cares for the dead.
Visitors will be offered a journey across the island, taking them from the water, up into the air to view and connect the island. Then gradually down to the earth, cut-off from the site, to reflect and connect with oneself and those who have passed. The experience is open to the elements, to encourage people to engage with the site and surrounding environment.
After being guided up into the sky to view and embrace the whole of Hart Island, they are now directed back down to the ground level of the island. Here they are cut off from everything they were previously entitled to. Forced to go within and contemplate the grandeur and scale of Hart Island's history, and all of those interred on the island.