We were moved by the tragic events in 2017 and wanted to express our participation via a design idea for the memorial and its environment.
Las Vegas Memorial Narrative:
1. Site : and representation of the entire site as a memorial.
Our concept starts with two sides of the site at the existing ground plans and then allow the visitors to gently walk down to the actual memorial site which is about 5-6’ below the grade level - this will allow the visitors to have privacy from the road level and be in an enclosed area with less distraction from street noises.
It’s an open Memorial accessible from two sides and is conceived as series of experiences to get to the 58 glass columns.
The columns are semi transparent with etchings of the victims names - and representation of their values -beliefs and celebration of lives that they loved!!
58 lives fell in every direction -the memorial rises out of their sacrifice and manifests as a embracing fabric structure supported by 58 columns which are intentionally set in varied directions to represent the non linearity of how they would have been there on their last moments.
2. The proposed artistic feature is series of glass etched semi transparent columns at the center of the memorial site - these columns honor the 58 victims who perished and will continue to represent individual identity and aspects about each of the victims.
The areas around the columns could also be designed to temporary hold individual mementos left behind for the individual victims .
3. Survivor stories will be on the wall of education on two sides of the lower elevation where the column's and the fabric structure are placed.
4. Community heroism stories , support for mental health , lessons learnt by the by the first responders and the celebration of country music community will all be a part of the educational wall and will also be located in the two retaining walls view interactive video or outdoor displays
5.The proposed design solution offers an embracing fabric canopy about the main memorial area and the lower elevation of the memorial will hopefully provide a sound buffer and offer tranquility and