NYC Aids Memorial

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nyc aids memorial

LOCATION: New York City, NY
CLIENT: Design Competition

ALA participated in the New York City AIDS Memorial competition via their RIFTscape submittal.  The design capitalizes on the functionality of a geologic rift that allows for a healing garden, quilted meadow, great lawn and granite memorial at finished grade, while providing pedestrian passage and southern exposure to a lower level art/exhibit space and commemoration wall.  At night, activity in the park centers around a plaza with ten stories engraved at the base of ten vertical beams of light.