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Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Wall Design Brief
The project was awarded to the AQL Landscape Design /Sinatra Murphy collaborative based on AQL/Sinatra Murphy’s proven experience in delivering community based public art projects, particularly recent projects using glass as a medium for story, and the ability for the team to provide a Design/Construct service.
The design/art nature of the wall is a fusion between structural design (the glass panel and plinth module that make up the wall), which often falls within the normal scope of landscape architectural practice, and graphic art (the visual content of the glass panels), which is less likely to be in the scope of landscape architectural practice. Further, the community engagement process developed by AQL/Sinatra Murphy and responsible for shaping and directing the graphic art component is a methodology often employed by landscape architects, but less likely to be a part of graphic design practice......
While a stainless steel or black granite wall with gold. Gilded and etched names is the traditional approach to creating a memorial for those who served in Vietnam; Mitchell Shire Council and Mitchell Sub Branch of Vietnam Veterans knew this was exactly what they did not want…….
A further $500,000 was invested into Seymour’s Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Wall last Thursday. Allowing its interested parties to “go beyond finishing the project off’, Vietnam Veterans Association Mitchell sub-branch chairman Ross Stewart said.
Presented by Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell, stage three of the walk will see footpaths constructed, the installation of an Iroquois ‘Huey’ helicopter and a Howitzer artillery cannon, a commemorative wall panel, and the construction of car parks. Click here to view full article.