National War Memorial Park | Wellington, New Zealand
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an independent agency of the United States Government, selected the team of Monica Ponce de Leon Studio / Landworks Studio, Inc. as winners of the competition for the United States memorial in the National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand.
The elements of the design: an inscribed stone tablet surrounded by berms, a walkway, a bench, and simple native understory planting.
From the The Ministry of Cultural Heritage New Zealand:
“Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was opened in April 2015 in the precinct surrounding the National War Memorial in Wellington.
One of the goals for Pukeahu was to create a space in Wellington for the development of new memorials from countries which New Zealand has a close military relationship with or a shared military history.
To date four international memorials have been installed within Pukeahu, these are: Australia, Turkey, United Kingdom and Belgium, with memorials for France, the United States of America and Canada to follow in 2018 and 2019.”
Architect: Monica Ponce de Leon Studio
Landscape Architect: Landworks Studio
Local Architect: Sam Kebbell
Model/Photography: Monica Ponce de Leon Studio
Renderings: Monica Ponce de Leon Studio and Landworks Studio
Status: Completed 2018