Remember me - echoes from the lost generations
Design brief
 
 

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Their past: a present for our future

Mission
To create a memorial in a garden setting for those who died in the two World Wars.


Objectives
The memorial and garden should:

  • Inspire the young yet not alienate others
  • Reflect the contribution of all the nations of the Commonwealth
  • Respect people of every religion and those with none
  • Last over time


Research
You could:

  • Visit existing gardens and memorials for ideas. If you are unable to do this you can click on the link here for inspiration.
  • Interview, or compile a questionnaire for your intended clients, to find out what they would like/expect from the memorial garden. Your clients should include each of the groups listed above under ‘objectives’.


Considerations

Where will it be?

  • What’s the climate?
  • Which plants will grow well?
  • Irrigation issues?
  • Shade or shelter from the elements?

 

Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, France

Who is it for?

  • Can you involve the local community?
  • What about people with special needs?
    (eg wheelchair users, the partially sighted)
  • Parking and access?

 

  Can you involve the local community?

Which materials will you use?

Will they be:

  • Local and sustainable?
  • Long-lasting?
  • Value for money?
  • Pleasing to look at?
  • Possible to recycle?

*The Cross of Sacrifice, found in almost all CWGC cemeteries. The stone cross represents the faith of the majority. The bronze sword embedded in the cross demonstrates the military aspect of the deaths that are remembered here.

 

 

Plans for The Cross of Sacrifice*


Extra facilities?

  • Information centre?
  • Shop? Selling what?
  • Refreshments/toilets?
  • Security against possible vandalism?

 

  Information centre

Publicity

  • Who will you target?
  • How will you reach them?

 

  Who will you target?

Now let your imagination run away with you!

 
   
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