Kamis, 07 April 2011

Aceh Tsunami Museum: Modern Museum with Local Content

Aceh Tsunami Museum is a museum to commemorate the event a huge tsunami that hit Aceh on December 26, 2004 that claimed more than 240,000 people. Museum design  was designed by Ridwan Kamil from Indonesia, built on land about 10,000 meters, located in the provincial capital of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. Museum building was designed in order to function well as a garden city.

Building a traditional house of the people of Aceh, Aceh stage a house is taken as an analogy of building a mass base. With the concept of houses on stilts, this building could also serve as a garden escape hills shaped hill that could be used as one of the anticipated location of the rescue if in case of flood and tsunami disaster in the future. Museum walls are decorated with pictures saman dance as a symbol of strength, discipline and religious belief communities incredible Aceh. Exterior design express Aceh’s cultural diversity through the use of ornament decorative element of transparency elements of the outer skin of the building.

This is a contemporary museum that serves as the object of history that ever happened to the tsunami in Aceh, a symbol of the power of the people of Aceh and to warn that the danger of earthquake and tsunami threatened areas of Indonesia.

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