June 5th Memorial Park
A small urban site commemorates the loss of six lives when a Salvation Army Thrift Store was crushed due to negligent demolition practices on an adjoining building. The 22nd and Market Memorial Committee wanted to create a public space to honor those who were lost and raise public awareness about the importance of safety in construction and demolition projects. The Lighting Practice worked with public and private organizations, the memorial architect and memorial artist to conceptualize a lighting solution that engages the public and inspires peace and reflection. The focal point are three granite monoliths with glass windows, the colors chosen by the victims’ families. The artist conceived that each window would have an internal glow, so TLP chose a fiber optic system to illuminate the boxes with no visible source. The site is reinforced by selective wall grazing and backlighting of metal meshes.
Lit Design Awards: Ambient Lighting, 2019