LOCATION : Albuquerque, NM
MATERIAL : PROPOSAL
The Memorial Garden was a project designed for the Department of Anatomy at University of New Mexico. The space was designed to honor those individuals who donated their bodies for scientific research to help future generations attain enlightenment through knowledge.
The Memorial Garden was designed to represent the stages of enlightenment through the artistic use of lighting and the creation of a place inspired by the written forms and colors that are symbolic to the path to an afterlife.
The calligraphic letters that are used to visually describe the stages of englightenment also give form to the seating areas that are illuminated at night with specific colors.
Arromatic plants that are symbolic to healing and that have the ability to clear a path for the journey to enlightenment are planted throughout the design.
The final stage of enlightenment is composed of recycled glass pieces that are stacked horizontally in the center and vertically along the circular wall that acts as an illuminated lantern at night.