Heroinat Memorial, June 2015
The Heroinat Memorial (HEROINAT) is a typographic sculpture and tourist attraction in Pristina, Kosovo. The memorial is placed in a park in downtown Pristina, in one of Prishtina’s most central and frequented areas, in front of Newborn monument. It was unveiled on 12 June 2015, celebrated as Kosovo’s Liberation Day. The monument focused on creating a representative face of Kosovar women. The project was conducted mostly with photographic research. It combined different portraits, isolated their most common features, remixed them and created the representative portrait.
HEROINAT depicts an Albanian woman using 20,000 pins. Each pin represents a woman raped during the Kosovo War from 1998-1999. The pins are at different heights, creating a portrait in relief.
The sculpture has a dual perspective, macro and micro. Viewed from a near perspective, the individual portrait medals are visible. Further away, the portrait appears.
This design was created and submitted for a memorial competition in Prishtina in the autumn of 2013.
The overall memorial dimensions:
- Height: 5,50m,
- Width: 4,5m,
- Medal: 3,5cm.
This memorial won the Golden A’ Design Award at Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition. The award was given for the project's architecture, construction and design.
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