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Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus
Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus , © MIR
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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.

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Bridge View. Image © MIR
Bridge View. Image © MIR

“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."

Main Entry. Image © Allied Works Architecture
Main Entry. Image © Allied Works Architecture
Level One. Image © Allied Works Architecture
Level One. Image © Allied Works Architecture

“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.”

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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.

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  • Competition

    Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    300 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 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
  • Civil

    EMH&T
  • Construction Management

    Turner Construction Company
  • Area

    53000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus " 24 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/581344/allied-works-releases-design-for-ohio-veterans-memorial-and-museum-in-columbus/> ISSN 0719-8884
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