Concept for a “processional way” for new Auckland war memorial

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The project will see a “processional way” built down the grassy bank in front of the Auckland War Memorial Museum to Domain Drive. Photo / Supplied
New war memorial designs questioned (Jan 9, 2016)

Outside of this blogs usual chronological concerns perhaps but it is both noteworthy and heartening to see an evolution in the kind of ritual engagement asked of participants in ANZAC services, as well as the intertwining of ritual and landscape, whatever form the monument itself ends up taking.

The creation of a “hard” processional imperative in the memorial layout has its precursors in the psychological suggestions on crowd movement imposed by road layouts and pathways surrounding established memorials.

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