Dublin Grounds of Remembrance

First Place Winning Competition, Built. Senior Designer, PLANT Architect, Inc.
Credit: PLANT Architect, Inc.
Recognition: Landzine, ArchDaily
Photography: Steven Evans

This first-place winning competition scheme to design a Veterans' Memorial in Dublin, Ohio on a 1.3 acre site operates at the individual and collective scale. The entry, continuous perimeter walk and memory wall mark the individual journal. A grove of sycamore trees and adjacent loggia mark a place for collective gathering. Standing-seam copper-clad loggia, waterjet-cut bronze poem wall, extruded bronze guiderail and engraved limestone walls create a material palette that weathers, patinas, erodes, inviting tactile engagement and materially marking the passage of time.