Crime victims and family members at the site unveiling April 24, 2013.
About the Orange County Crime Victims’ Monument Design Competition
In observation of 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the County of Orange, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and OC Parks sponsored a competition for the design of a new Crime Victims’ Monument to be installed at a beautiful site within William R. Mason Regional Park. The goal of this competition was to identify an outstanding artistic compliment to the landscape of the park, to create an iconic gathering space that will provide visitors with a space for contemplation, remembrance, and healing. The winning design was selected to be inherently egalitarian and human-scale, expressing the cross-cultural and inter-generational impact of crime on members of our community.
The goal of the competition was to create a monument feature that will:
Pay tribute to victims of crime.
Promote hope, healing, and remembrance for those touched by crime.
Give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.
Provide a beautiful feature which complements the landscape of the park.
Create a space of solace and contemplation to facilitate both large gatherings and private visitation.
Provide an opportunity for individual contributions to the site (e.g. inscriptions of names, plaques, or pavers).
This was an open, two-phase competition. The first stage solicited concept drawings and a narrative which fully articulated the designer’s vision for the monument site within Mason Regional Park. A jury of 10, comprised of two individuals selected by each member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, selected five finalists to move on to stage two. The second stage solicited detailed design documents, in plan and elevation view, logo design, and an optional materials board. In addition to submission of these materials, finalists were asked to present their design concepts to the Jury.
Competition Announcement — April 24, 2013
Competition Guidelines and Registration Posted – May 1, 2013
Registration Deadline — June 30, 2013, 5 p.m. (PST)
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