Triangle Fire Memorial, New York

Triangle Fire Memorial
“The Shadow and The Leap”

The Triangle Fire in 1911 was a tragic event shadowed the lives of 146 factory workers. It also triggered multiple social changes afterwards leading to the establishment of advanced labor rights and fire safety code. It was the fire that saddened us as well as an incident that brought so much improvement to the society. The lives that are taken and the social improvements shall
be commemorated and remembered.

In light of that, the design situates itself in the context of the fire, history and the city through its very surface and materiality. The design seeks to address the polar opposites of such an incident synthesizing the radical symbol of fire, textile factory, social justice, fragments, the dead and urbanity.