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Shortlist Teams (in alphabetical order)
Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, HHCP Architects, Xavier Veilhan, dUCKS scéno, Agence TER, Prof. Laila Farah
Concept Design Narrative
The Pulse is the source, the place of events which echoed throughout the world, the point of departure of a project transforming hearts, minds and inspiring the Orlando SoDo district development. Pulse becomes the center of gravity; it radiates and transmits.
Water is the connecting element, from the existing fountain, it becomes a shallow reflecting pool encircling the club. In memory of the Angels, a palette of 49 colors lines the basin and radiates towards the public spaces.
An opulent garden planted with 49 trees, the memorial site provides a protective and colorful canopy. At the center of the garden, the nightclub is preserved; a generous adjacent space is dedicated to gathering and celebration. In this haven of peace and tranquility, we discover the transformed nightclub, opening to the light and air, inviting us to traverse an intimate path; opening our consciousness.
The renewed West Kaley street provides a shaded connection to the Museum, which rises like a budding flower, reaching towards the sky and signaling the entrance to the Pulse district. Vertical gardens and public plazas create new community places, and a rooftop promenade offers views to the Memorial and over the entire district.
Interactive sculptures commemorating all those affected by the tragedy punctuate the shaded esplanade of the Survivors Walk on Orange Avenue, from the memorial towards downtown.
Future promenades, bike paths, and a Pulse shuttle connect to the train station and create walkable loops that serve as a framework for the healthy future growth of the neighborhood.
Concept Design Gallery
Principal, Coldefy & Associés
Director of Design and International Development, Coldefy & Associés
Managing Director, Design Department Director, RDAI
Artistic Director, General Manager, RDAI
Michael K. Chatham, AIA, LEED AP
President, Director of Design, HHCP
Eric S. Houston, AIA
Vice President, Director of Operations, HHCP
Project Director, dUCKS scéno
Pierre Jaubert de Beaujeu
Creative Director, dUCKS scéno
Co-founder, Landscape Architect, Agence TER
Associate, Landscape Architect, Agence TER
Prof Laila Farah
LGBTQIA Community Liaison and Advocate, Associate Professor at DePaul University