Competition Entry – Memorial

Elaine Halford Architects wanted to achieve a sensitive, respectful and attractive memorial that was comforting to visit. The concept of the tree of life has many meanings but the main intention for EHA was to provide a memorial that encompassed strength and beauty. The proposed memorial will be made from two main materials. Bronze for the tree trunk and branches and copper for the leaves. Casting the tree trunk in bronze will allow for family members to inscribe personal messages onto the trunk during the casting process as if etched into the bark of a real tree. Names can also be etched into the copper leaves.