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LEILA ZEPPELIN

CREATING
SACRED SPACES
WEAVING THE
MEMORIAL
LANDSCAPE

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CRÉER DES ESPACES SACRÉS EN
AMÉNAGEANT LE PAYSAGE MÉMORIAL
Ces espaces nous font sortir de nousmêmes, nous intègrent à quelque chose de
plus grand et nous relient les uns aux autres
dans un lieu de signification profonde.
EN_OVER TIME, PEOPLE have
responded to landscapes that seem
capable of speaking to us, touching us on a
profound level. Such places often became
recognized as culturally sacred places,
even if the subtleties of their power were
not always apparent. What is clear is that
sacred spaces have the power to help us
transcend the everyday. These spaces
take us out of ourselves, make us part of
something greater and connect us to each
other in a place of deeper meaning.

1 CENTRAL TO THE MEMORIAL PLAZA, THE STEEL
PANELS FRAME A VIEW TO WHERE THE SHIP
WAS MOORED ONE KILOMETRE OFF SHORE
PHOTO 1 SCOTT MASSEY

Over the past 20 years, LEES+Associates
has been designing cemeteries, memorials
and memorial landscapes for diverse
clients. The common foundation for our
work has been our desire to connect
people with these meaningful landscapes.
Our approach is founded on establishing
a link between a site and an event or
experience, making judicious interventions
to introduce or enhance legibility, to give
the site a voice to speak and the ability to
offer solace and healing.
This issue of Landscapes|Paysages
inspired us to reflect on the threads
that consistently run through our work:
revealing the deeper meaning in a site,
utilizing materials with temporal and
sensorial qualities, defining gathering
spaces and providing an opportunity for
each visitor to relate personally with the
physical space and the memory or story
embedded within.

These spaces take
us out of ourselves,
make us part of
something greater
and connect us to
each other in a place
of deeper meaning.

Komagata Maru Memorial,
Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC
In 2008, LEES+Associates was retained
for the site selection and design of the
Komagata Maru Memorial. The intent
of this federally funded project was to
commemorate the infamous incident in
1914, when the Canadian government
denied entry to 376 Indian migrants
following their arrival aboard the steamship
Komagata Maru. Due to the "Continuous
Passage Order" and other discriminatory
immigration laws, passengers were
not permitted to land, leading to
disastrous consequences.
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Landscapes - Spring 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2020

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Our Writers | Nos Collaborateurs
Prologue > Fr_ en_lp+ Sweeping the Forest Floor
Interview | Entrevue the Star Is in the Ballpark > fr_lp+
“Gravitas” – The Lost Airmen of the Empire
Creating Sacred Spaces – Weaving the Memorial Landscape
Sacré Montagne
Curating Calm in the Spirit of Mandalay, Myanmar
Kapabamayak Achaak | Wandering Spirit Healing Forest
By Invitation Only – Inclusive Playground Design
Battle of Kapyong Memorial Plaza
L’essentiel Est Invisible > en_lp+
Critique
The Parting Shot | Une DernièRe Salve
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Intro
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - cover1
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - To Begin With | Pour Commencer
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Our Writers | Nos Collaborateurs
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Prologue > Fr_ en_lp+ Sweeping the Forest Floor
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Interview | Entrevue the Star Is in the Ballpark > fr_lp+
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - “Gravitas” – The Lost Airmen of the Empire
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Creating Sacred Spaces – Weaving the Memorial Landscape
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Sacré Montagne
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Curating Calm in the Spirit of Mandalay, Myanmar
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 38
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 39
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Kapabamayak Achaak | Wandering Spirit Healing Forest
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 42
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 43
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - By Invitation Only – Inclusive Playground Design
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 45
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - 46
Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Battle of Kapyong Memorial Plaza
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - L’essentiel Est Invisible > en_lp+
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Critique
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - The Parting Shot | Une DernièRe Salve
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