Allied Works Architecture has released designs for the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Set to complete by 2016, the billowing museum will be constructed on the banks of the Scioto River, directly across from downtown, as part of Scioto Peninsula’s 56-acre redevelopment masterplan. It will host a variety of galleries, education and interpretive spaces that will house exhibitions and artifacts that serve as a testimonial to the 250 years of military service of Ohio Veterans.
“The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding parkland is cut, carved and lifted into the sky, creating a processional path to the sanctuary, a place of ceremony, celebration and reflection – a civic room for the city of Columbus,” explains Allied Works. Continue reading to learn more.
“The second is an act of structure, where a series of concentric arches rise from the earth to hold the sanctuary above. These bands of interwoven concrete hold and protect the museum and its occupants within, creating a labyrinthine journey of exhibitions that illuminate ideas of service, duty and remembrance.”
“The main level will house an double height great hall, museum store, and café for public events. Also on the main level is the primary gallery space, culminating in an interactive cyclorama reflecting on the history of service in Ohio. The lower floor contains support, presentation and education spaces, as well as a temporary exhibition space. A private remembrance hall is located on the upper level, adjacent to the exterior sanctuary space, which is approached by a sweeping ramp. This exterior civic room serves as a ceremonial and memorial space for the community at large.”
Allied Works was awarded this commission following an invited competition that included David Chipperfield and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2013. The 53000-square-feet will now be built at the intersection of the new Scioto riverfront park and Broad Street.
Competition: Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum
Award: First Prize
Architects: Allied Works Architecture
Location: Scioto Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43223, USA
Design Team: Brad Cloepfil, Design Principal; Kyle Lommen, Principal in Charge; Chelsea Grassinger, Project Lead
Associate Architect: Design Group
Landscape Design: Olin
Exhibition Design: Ralph Appelbaum and Associates
Structural Engineering: Knippers Helbig
Mep Engineering: Prater Engineering Associates
Lighting Design, Security Design: Arup NY
Building Envelope: Morrison Hershfield
Acoustics, Av, It/Com: Jaffe Holden
Construction Management: Turner Construction Company
Area: 53000.0 sqm
Photographs: Allied Works Architecture
Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 24 Dec 2014.