MEMORIAL TO THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN WWI AND II IN LONDON
Type: Physical memorial
Country: United Kingdom
Creator: TZG Architects
Dedication year: 2003
Updated: 10/18/2010 10:26:50 PM
Interview with Peter Tonkin
The Australian War Memorial in London commemorates all Australian soldiers that fell in the two World Wars. The memorial, which was dedicated in 2003, is located in London´s Hyde Park Corner and was designed by Tonkin Zuhlaika Greer Architects in Sydney. The memorial is made of black granite, with polished slabs forming a curved wall with the names of the battles and the hometowns of the killed engraved. Slabs of matte granite pushes up from the ground onto the wall and forms natural shelves for flowers or candles.
The features of this memorial and its creation process are explained in detail in this interview made in 2003 with one of the memorial´s architects, Peter Tonkin.
Diggerhistory has published many images of the memorial and its dedication.
And you should also check out the 3D panorama at Londonrevolution.
POSTED BY JON BRUNBERG ON 8/14/2009blog comments powered by Disqus