We conclude our presentation of the five finalists for the design of America's World War One memorial with:
0329 Heroes' Green by Maria Counts of Counts Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Major Design Features:
- Sculptured effect of landscaping and grading to provide shade and sweeping views and to create a civic amphitheater and dramatic promenade.
- Five 30- to 40-foot embedded copper walls with WWI life-size imagery
- Tree Garden of 116 ginkgo trees, one for every thousand Americans, who died in the war.
Jury Comments: The concept seamlessly blends memorial, park and garden into a new type of public space. There is a strong sense of movement through the space, balancing park-like qualities with memorial episodes and providing opportunities for integration of art as an integral part of the memorial experience. The sculptural landscape in itself is symbolic, memorable and will provide a welcome respite to the visitor. The inherent potential of “inventing” a new typology of civic space that works well as a memorial is the challenge.
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