Walks & Talks 2022:
The Pulse Interim Memorial
with Dix.Hite + Partners
Join us on November 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM this exciting event that is worth 2.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.
On June 12, 2016, a violent tragedy shook Orlando when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at PULSE nightclub. In response to the community’s desire for a safe and comfortable space to mourn, an interim space honoring the lives of victims, survivors, loved ones, and first responders was designed to serve the community until a permanent memorial was built. The PULSE Interim Memorial has since become a platform for onePULSE Foundation’s fundraising efforts, a stage for peaceful protest, and a symbol of inclusion and safety in the Orlando community and beyond.
The design is guided by several “words of intention” collected from victims’ families, survivors, and first responders: peace, love, hope, courage, strength, acceptance, and unity. Balancing sensitivity with hope, the design creates a peaceful, dynamic memorial that also captures the mission and of the original nightclub. The design’s movement allows visitors to heal through landscape. Movement plays an integral role in the design, ushering visitors through a series of spaces each dedicated to a specific purpose, such as expression of grief, honoring the victims, and reflection.
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