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This is what the Heroes of Ukraine memorial will look like in Lviv: the winners of the competition have been announced

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr18,2024

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In Lviv, the architectural competition for the project of the memorial complex of the military burials of Heroes of Ukraine on Ilya Mechnikova Street has ended. Radio Maximum tells who won and what the memorial will look like.

The winner was a team of architects from Khmelnytskyi – Viktor Golubev and Dmytro Raifschneider. The competition lasted three months. This was reported in the Lviv City Council.

This is a memorial that will appear next to military burials on Field of Mars near the Lychakiv cemetery. 675 Ukrainian soldiers are now buried there, but the war continues and the number of graves is increasing. The memorial project also provides for the appearance of a square, a chapel, a columbarium, a museum, and a monument to the Unknown Warrior. alt=”This is what the Heroes of Ukraine memorial will look like in Lviv: the winners of the competition have been announced” />

Heroes of Ukraine Memorial in Lviv/Lviv City Council

The main focus of the memorial space will be the burial places of the soldiers. According to the project, the tombstones at the cemetery are proposed to be made of white architectural concrete with interspersed natural stone. There will also be a place on the grave for a photo and name with years of life of the deceased, as well as a place for placing flowers and lamps.

At the front of the complex, near Mechnikova Street, we suggest setting up a square with a monument to the unknown warrior. The concept of the new square consists in changing the axis of the city to the historical axis. This axis is directed to the North-East and East to an averaged point that combines the coordinates of the battles for Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Avdiyivka, Debaltseve, Ilovaisk, Kherson and the main direction of the defense of Ukraine. Such a shift of the axis should draw attention to the geographical unity of Ukraine and contrast with the structure of the city, cutting into it, says the author of the project Dmytro Raifschneider.

An important part of the burial area will be the columbarium – a place for burying urns with ashes, where you can go down both by stairs and a ramp. Inclusivity is an important modern requirement, so the authors of the project paid special attention to it. A cross in honor of the Ukrainian Galician Army will be kept on the Field of Mars. A prayer building will be placed near it.

We chose a project where the Heroes' burial is in the center – it is the main element that cannot be overshadowed by anything. From the point of view of the burials themselves, tombstones – here everything is observed quite correctly. There is a Cossack cross, there is an alternative version of this burial for non-Christians, it is possible to reach any burial place in a wheelchair. Apparently, from the point of view of solving the burial zone itself, it is the most correct of all submitted, – says the chief architect of Lviv, Anton Kolomeytsev.

The competition for the best memorial project lasted three months. There were 27 applicants, and the victory was won by a team of architects from Khmelnytskyi – Viktor Golubev and Dmytro Raifshneider. Their project was unanimously supported by the members of the jury.

This is what the Heroes of Ukraine memorial will look like in Lviv : announced the winners of the competition

Memorial to the Heroes of Ukraine in Lviv/Lviv City Council

All proposed ideas will be improved together with the members of the advisory board, which includes military personnel, families of the dead and representatives of the clergy. Relatives of the fallen heroes today spoke favorably of the presented project.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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