Tribute Visitor’s Center, WTC Interim Memorial
A. I. Design Lab’s creative director’s (Evangeline Dennie) most important project was the interim memorial at Ground Zero, which served as a gallery and timeline of events for 9/11, called the Tribute Center, in 2006.
The space was intended to be a temporary memorial and place for catharsis until the official memorial was built (in 2013). Dennie served as a consultant, and subsequently the project designer, for the project architect, BKSK, for the 9/11 Victims and Families Association. Dennie provided the layout of the exhibit spaces by architecturally narrating the events of 9/11. She proposed multiple studies to display WTC artifacts, 3,000 names, the timeline, gallery, offices, and retail. Dennie went to the JFK hanger to catalog recovered pieces of the WTC and to help select salvaged items as relics to be on display in the gallery.
Dennie prepared the construction documents from schematics to construction. She coordinated the MEP and HVAC with the engineers and custom millwork with the fabricator. She created the feasibility study for LEED Certification and prepared the eco-friendly material specifications. Dennie also provided 3D renderings (FormZ), coordinated scaled mock-ups and graphic exhibits with Pentagram.
ONE Hotel (formerly The Gansevoort / Perry Hotels) | Miami, FL … Boutique Design New York (BDNY) Trend Walk | Calcified | New York, NY … Boutique Design New York (BDNY) Trend Walk Exhibit | Dark Fairytale | New York, NY … Green Canteen Restaurant | Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY … Green Canteen Restaurant | Alternative Design in 3D … VIDEO: Green Canteen Restaurant | Solar Hot Water Panels … Goldman Residence | Brooklyn, NY … Oulu Bar & EcoLounge | Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY … Green Wall at Oulu | Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY … Tribute | World Trade Center Visitor Center | New York, NY … World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition | New York, NY … Mizzi Residence | Westhampton, NY