New York AIDS Memorial Update

The AIDS Memorial design has recently been updated with the loss of the ivy and flowering plants. studio A+I is still the design firm in charge of developing the design for the memorial, with the design progressing with retention of the overall form and linear benches but has lost the natural aesthetic of the mid-2012 design, it appears to be more harsh, static and less inviting. The water feature remains as the focal point under the structure.

updated design by studio a+i | March 2013
updated design by studio a+i | March 2013


studio a+i won the AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition back in January 2012

studio a+i competition winning entry | January 2012

studio a+i came up with a new design in July 2012 after the Community Board raised concerns about the original competition entry.

AIDS Memorial Design | July 2012

IMAGE CREDIT | New York City AIDS Memorial

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