The onePULSE Foundation announced the winning design team for their National Pulse Memorial and Museum at a press conference on Wednesday, October 30.
The winning team’s concept, created by Coldefy with RDAI | HHCP, will serve as a basis for a final design to be workshopped over the next year before, ultimately, another press conference will be held.
The public had a brief window of time to vote for their favorite design from six finalists, with displays available at the Orange County Regional History Center for up-close inspection. Over 2,300 comments were collected to make this decision. To see the other designs that were pitched, click HERE.
A memorial will be built on the Pulse Nightclub site featuring a wraparound reflecting pool and a palette of 49 colors will radiate outwards into a garden planted with 49 trees.
Designs also call for a museum that will be located off-site at a recently acquired property featuring an open-air museum with vertical gardens, public plazas, and a rooftop promenade reminiscent of the Florida Polytechnic Universities with a permeable shell of white buttresses.
Other design elements include a call for a “renewed” West Kaley Street with more trees that connect the two sites with public plazas and public spaces to create a “Pulse District” which is mentioned in the above video, albeit briefly. Plans are also in the works for pedestrian promenades, bike paths, and a “Pulse shuttle” to connect the museum and memorial to the nearby SunRail stop.
Click HERE for more information on the design team on the onePULSE website.