The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

Alberta Association of Architects Saskatchewan Association of Architects Manitoba Associaton of Architects

Memoryscape: The Edmonton Military Commemorative Monument
Edmonton, Alberta

Category: Small Projects
Project Owner: Edmonton Arts Council
Architect/Interior Designer/Landscape Architect of Record: Marc Boutin Architect
Structural Consultant: Entuitive
Mechanical Consultant: Mulvey-Banani
Electrical Consultant: Not stated
Contractor: Delnor Construction Ltd.
Additional Consultants: Not stated

The Project | Jury Comments

This military commemorative monument in Edmonton communicates a pleasing balance of figurative imagery and formal abstraction – which, in combination with a contemporary material palette of aluminum and concrete – places it squarely within the modern design idiom. A compositionally sophisticated layering of totemic forms encourages visitors to engage with and move through the site, reassembling the deconstructed images that are rendered in the perforated aluminum surfaces. The depicted scenes achieve additional poignancy through the impressionistic quality of the subtle pixellations.

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