Located near the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan’s West Village, this proposal for an AIDS memorial and park is designed to act as a new route – both a path and a platform – for the annual Gay Pride parade.
While New York currently lacks a memorial, it has a strong and successful group of people, organizations, and events focused on AIDS issues. This proposal acts as a memorial to AIDS victims and a permanent gathering space for the members of that community.
The parade route winds up an artificial slope, creating interior spaces for community organizations, while a folded metal surface rises above the avenue, reflecting the neighborhood’s energy in a mosaic of light, shadow, and color that sparkles and glimmers as the city glides by.
Location: West Village, Manhattan, NY
Program: Memorial and Park
Proposed on January 21st, 2012
In collaboration with Shane Neufeld