AIDS MEMORIAL PARK is a proposition about the creation of a new green, building free landmark. It focuces on offering New Yorkers a green oasis that will be able to host everyday life activities as well as an honoring spot for the thousends of people lost to AIDS or still conforting the disease.
A large pond situated at the center of the plot serves as a serenity point and brings calmness and tranquility to the visito though being in the center of New York. Based on the same concentric cicle design, the landscape is sliced, elevated or sank on several points, forming various elements used as benches to rest, slots to lighten the interior and ramps that lead to the basement.
The basement, an open plan space, hosts all necessary spaces for the learning and information center. All uses ( reception, exhibition space, auditorium) are strategically placed around the translucent cone in order to be naturally lighted thanks to its numerous slits that shed ample lighting to the basement.
arch. team Nikolas Plastiras, Iro Raptaki