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Design finalists unveiled for monument recognizing Canada’s mission to Afghanistan

Design finalists unveiled for monument recognizing Canada’s mission to Afghanistan
CANADIAN ARCHITECT—Finalists were recently announced to design the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan, which will be built in Ottawa. Pictured above is the design by Team Stimson consisting of Adrian Stimson, visual artist; MBTW Group, landscape architects; and LeuWebb Projects, public art co-ordinators.

TORONTO—Five teams recently unveiled design concepts for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan, which will be built in Ottawa.

The structure, located on the east side of Booth Street, across the street from the Canadian War Museum, will recognize the commitment and sacrifice of Canadians who served in Afghanistan and those who provided support at home. It is slated to be completed in 2024.

Canadians are invited to provide feedback on the finalist designs in an online survey until June 9. The jury will consider the survey responses in selecting the winning design, which is expected to be announced this fall.

Last summer five design teams comprised of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and urban design professionals were shortlisted by a jury composed of experts to create a design for the monument.
The designs are presented by the following teams:
Team Daoust

  • Luca Fortin, public artist
  • The Honourable Louise Arbour, strategic adviser
  • Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker, architects, urban designers and landscape architects

Team Hapa Collaborative

  • Joseph Fry, landscape architect
  • Jacqueline Metz, visual artist
  • Nancy Chew, visual artist
  • Benjamin Hertwig, writer, lecturer, PhD Candidate, veteran of the Afghanistan War
  • Jordan McCauley, landscape architect, artist, veteran of the Afghanistan War

Team Lashley MacDonald

  • David Lashley, landscape architect
  • John MacDonald, architect
  • Sandra Dunn, visual artist

Team PFS Studio

  • PFS Studio, landscape architects
  • Provencher_Roy, architects
  • Jonathan Villeneuve, visual artist

Team Stimson

  • Adrian Stimson, visual artist
  • MBTW Group, landscape architects
  • LeuWebb Projects, public art co-ordinators

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