As part of the memorial, visitors should be able to find the names of the Swedish citizens who died in the tsunami. The relatives can decide if they want a deceased individual’s name to be featured in the memorial: only after their approval will the names be included.
Current events in Memorial for those affected by the Tsunami of 2004
In accordance with the commission of the government, the National Property Board Sweden and Public Art Agency Sweden have organized a competition for the artistic design of the memorial. The interest to participate was large and many applications were submitted. During the spring of 2016, the National Property Board and Public Art Agency, in cooperation with the jury, selected five contestant artists or artist groups. The five proposals were presented in January 2017 and April 3rd 2017, we announced the winning proposal. The winning proposal, Gravitational Ripples, came from the Danish artist Lea Porsager.
In spring 2017 the artist, Lea Porsager, and her coworkers, a landscape architect, a project leader from the Public Art Agency Sweden and Statens fastighetsverk, developed blueprints and and other materials to start creating the Memorial. Some preparing work was made during summer 2017. In autumn 2017 the contractors IT Underhåll and Stora skuggan entreprenad started creating the Memorials landscape walls shaped like a double spiral.
In spring 2018 the two sculptures placed in the centre of the Memorial, the oviforms, was created. The names of the deceased in the Tsunami of 2004 are engraved in the sculpture, for those whose relatives wishes so. In early June 2018 the Memorial will be opened in a ceremony for the relatives of the deceased. After that the Memorial will be closed for a period of time until the Memorial’s vegetation of grass and flowers is set. The Memorial will be opening for the public in late summer or early autumn of 2018.