We are proud to announce that our project, Flight 93 National Memorial, has been awarded with the prestigious World Architecture News Concrete in Architecture Award 2017. Our project was chosen from a shortlist of six entries. You can read the full announcement here.
A few jury quotes:
“It’s stunning. The concrete is used perfectly to capture the kind of gravity and the momentous thing that it is there to commemorate. That’s where concrete really shines in the use of this scheme, they’ve used it very particularly. It’s quite a responsibility and they’ve taken it completely seriously, that in itself is a difficult thing as there must have been some very competing voices in a scheme like this. It typifies what’s great about a memorial, it’s entirely appropriate.” Rick Roxburgh
“It's a wonderful use of the concrete from a technical point of view and I think it's been used very appropriately. It's a back drop, its solemn, quiet, yet bold, beautiful and dramatic. I love the colour and the contrast of the different textures and where they’re placed.” Elaine Toogood
“Although I’ve not visited this project, just seeing the images creates an immediate memory. They are just very, very powerful and simple forms. I think they really need to be congratulated for holding it back and just allowing it, the material and the mass to speak for itself.” Gordon Talbot
“A grand and fitting vision which envelopes a hugely significant site. Concrete as monument reflecting a sense of permanence. Lighter built elements interplay allowing optimism to lift above the mass of concrete.” Jason Parker