The concept for the National War Museum, ‘A Song of War, Sung by the Martyr’s Soul’, is an attempt to pay a tribute to the sacrifice of our heroes, by glorifying their valour and at the same time portraying the angst that wars have brought to entire humanity. The proposed built form is a metaphor that acts at three levels. Foremost is the grand exterior styled in Lutyens’ vocabulary which glorifies the courage and heroic deeds of our soldiers. Next is the interstitial spaces, the broken built form of which portrays the anguish that war has brought to our heroes and their families. Finally, it is the user experience that forms the root of creating a pleasant and memorable experience for the visitor.