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Unveiling of UN Permanent Memorial: The Ark of Return

Wednesday March 25 2015 was the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. We are pleased to announce that the ‘Ark of Return’ Memorial was unveiled as part of the days events. The ‘Ark of Return’ is a memorial that will be permanently on display at the Plaza at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This memorial honors lives of those who died as a result of slavery or experienced the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. Please see below for some photographs from the unveiling.

 

AWA is honored be a member of this team, ably led by Rodney Leon. 

PROJECT TEAM:

Client: United Nations Permanent Memorial Committee  

Architect: Rodney Leon Architects

Lighting Consultant: AWA Lighting Designers

Structural Consultant: Robert Silman Associates

MEP Consultant: Morozov PE

Water Feature Consultant: Delta Fountains

Unveiling of Monument by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Unveiling of Monument by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

View of memorial looking east towards the east river

View of memorial looking east towards the east river

View of memorial entrance looking south

View of memorial entrance looking south

"Consider the Legacy" Niche holds a deliberately androgynous human sculpture, called ‘the trinity figure’

Niche within the monument that holds human sculpture, called ‘the trinity figure’

‘the trinity figure’ representing the human spirit and the spirit of the men, women and children of African descent whose deaths resulted from the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

‘the trinity figure’ representing the human spirit and the spirit of the men, women and children of African descent whose deaths resulted from the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

View of memorial looking north

View of memorial looking north

9/11 Memorial Pavilion by Snohetta Opens at Ground Zero

National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

At the world trade center site in New York, the city’s ‘National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion‘ opens to the public as the only built structure on the plaza. In 2004 international architecture office Snøhetta was commissioned to undertake the project which forms a cultural facility dedicated to the comfort and orientation of ground zero’s many visitors.

The ‘National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion’ is inaugurated by President Obama on May 15, 2014 before opening to the public a week later on May 21.

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Image courtesy of Snøhetta

Written By: Philip Stevens

Source: Designboom