The park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a gift from the Armenian-American community, had three critical project goals. Pay homage to the general immigrant existence. Commemorate the 1.5 million Armenian-Americans killed in the Armenian genocide. And provide a link between two highly travelled tourist destinations with a relaxing space. Our landscape architects, in collaboration with Tellalian Associates Architects and Planners, got to work.
We designed two key landscape features to hit on passive and active recreation. The first element delivers a reflective space with a focal-point abstract sculpture—a 12-sided dodecagon that can be reconfigured every year. It was installed as a transformational symbol representing how immigrant communities are reshaped once they establish themselves in America.
The second element is a labyrinth, a more active space that was designed as a circular winding path for visitors to explore. Paved in granite and set in the lawn, it celebrates and commemorates life’s journey.
This new use for the area honors Armenian-Americans, their heritage, and the shared experience of immigrating to a new home.