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Pulse memorial design chosen

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onePULSE foundation

The site of the Pulse Nightclub will become a memorial as onePULSE foundation has chosen the winner of their global design competition. The organization went with a design made by Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, HHCP Architects, Xavier Veilhan, dUCKS scéno, Agence TER, and Prof. Laila Farah according to Out.  

The site has become a destination for people to honor those killed and injured when a gunman opened fire inside the bar in June 2016, killing 49 people and injuring 68.  

This memorial project will not only contain a beautiful installation that includes a large winding path, a reflecting pool and 49 trees, a museum will also be built.

Featuring gardens and a rooftop promenade, the museum will also allow visitors to interact with some sculptures.  

The design will also make space for an educational center according to former co-owner and CEO of the non-profit onePULSE Foundation. She hopes people will learn about the affect the tragedy had on the world.  

The design was chosen out of 68 submissions from 19 countries. 

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was one of the judges who selected the design and says the memorial will help mend a shattered community.  

“We will never bring back the 49 innocent victims whose lives were taken on June 12, 2016, or erase the pain that the horrific act brought to so many,” he said, “but the establishment of this memorial is an important part of our community healing process.” 

Construction of the new memorial will begin in 2021 with an opening date slated for 2022. Admission will be free.