We’re pleased to announce the team of Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, heneghan peng architects, Gustafson Porter + Bowman and Sven Anderson is one of the six design teams shortlisted in the open, two-stage international competition to design the National Pulse Memorial and Museum in Orlando, Florida. The competition is presented by onePULSE Foundation, the nonprofit established by the owner of Pulse nightclub following the June 12, 2016 tragedy.
The six teams will now advance to the second and final stage of the competition, where they will be invited to propose a concept design for the memorial and museum, which will honor the 49 people who were killed in the tragedy and also support the families, survivors and first responders. Scheduled to open in 2022, the memorial and museum will include the Orlando Health Survivors Walk and will be built on the site of the Pulse nightclub and nearby properties.
Launched this spring, Stage One of the competition challenged architects to form and lead a multi-disciplinary team to include urban design, landscape design, and exhibition design professionals as well as artists. Teams were required to showcase their relevant experience and state how they believe architecture might embody onePULSE’s mandate, “We will not let hate win.”
A public exhibition of the shortlisted design team submissions will take place in October 2019 at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando. This will be accompanied by a digital exhibition of the shortlisted teams’ proposals on the onePULSE design competition website.
The winning design team will be announced in October 2019.