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HartnessVision

Cambridge, MA

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NYC neighborhood park and AIDS memorial
NYC neighborhood park and AIDS memorial
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Melting Pot - New York City AIDS Memorial Park Competition

The combined site is experienced through the 2 ramped passageways, that begin and end at the same place but remain separate. “Health “-- embodied by the verdant park, benches, and vegetation-- surrounds “Infection”--symbolized by an isolated ramp. The two realities are visible to each other but separated by a glass enclosure.

At the triangular intersection of Twelfth, Seventh and Greenwich we propose a gently sloped park for neighborhood residents and visitors. The further one descends, the greener the park becomes, as edge foundation walls are lined with vertical plantings culminating in an internal winter garden

Our Memorial is the infrastructure for education, information and activism. An environment for  understanding and compassion replaces conveyance of shame and regret. Instead of calling out names, it provides a respectful venue without stigma.

 
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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US

 
Co-existence of city park and
Co-existence of city park and "serious" memorial
themes
themes
strategies
strategies
actions
actions
integrated project
integrated project
Memorial components
Memorial components
Landscape components
Landscape components
Venue for events and gatherings
Venue for events and gatherings
Lower level memorial and winter garden
Lower level memorial and winter garden
Upper level park promenade
Upper level park promenade
Competition entry - HartnessVision and Yael Getz-Schoen
Competition entry - HartnessVision and Yael Getz-Schoen

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