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Peace Garden, National Design Competition
Washington, D.C.

U. S. architects and artists were asked to design a garden to symbolize the ideals of peace and hope for the future on a site projecting into the Potomac River near the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. We chose to create two large earthen berms that were to surround a reflecting pool like two comforting hands. The pool was to be a place for quiet reflection. Rows of large wooden columns marked a direct path to and from the pool, and ultimately to the River’s edge. The columns were to have stainless steel “arms” that would softly undulate like birds in the wind and chime quietly as their ends touched. At night, light is beamed both up and down marking the path and shining upwards into darkened sky. Wildflowers line an alternate and curvilinear route to the pond, continuing through a field of wheat to the River. The entry received a Citation for Conceptual Design Excellence and was selected to be included in an exhibit shown in several major cities around the country.
Royse-Eagleton Architects Project