Air India Memorial

Air India Memorial
Project Description:

The Air India Memorial, situated in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, commemorates the 331 victims who lost their lives in the 1985 Air India bombings.  The project is comprised of a commemoration site and an adjacent playground that focuses on the positive qualities of play and cooperation amongst children. On opening day, July 27th, 2007, Minister for Public Safety, The Honourable Stockwell Day remarked: “This memorial is setting the bar for memorials across Canada.” The main feature of the memorial is a crafted stone wall that rises from the ground in an arc, but ends abruptly to symbolize the trajectory of Flight 182.

Client/Location:
Government of Canada & Vancouver Parks Board / Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC (2009)
Project Innovations:
  • The creation of a place that evokes the magnitude of the tragedy while respecting its context in a major urban park.
  • Juxstaposition of a place to commemorate those who died with an adjacent playground that celebrates youthful exuberance and cooperative play.
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