PSNI Memorial Garden wins RIBA Award

A commemorative and contemplative space for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been awarded in the RIBA Awards 2014. Designed by Hall McKnight Architects an important part of the brief was to give the memorial its own route and identity, distinct from that of the adjacent RUC memorial.

“Oak panelled walls and beech hedges delineate a new, gently sloping route through the memorial garden, taking the visitor on a journey that leads to a ‘room within a room’. Clad in dark back-enamelled glass panels, this outdoor room offers a calm and contemplative space that is open and enclosed at the same time. It is designed to accommodate both large groups and individuals, with technical requirements sensitively integrated.” RIBA

Photograph Courtesy of Ros Kavanagh