Westgate Bridge Memorial Park
West Gate Bridge Memorial Park, Melbourne
The Park was built in memory of those who lost their lives during the construction of the West Gate Bridge in 1970, and to increase community awareness of workplace accidents. Located on the actual site of the Bridge's collapse, the design of the Memorial Park creates a link to the West Gate Bridge, West Gate Park, Scienceworks Museum and the Yarra River and its jetties.
As chairperson of the West Gate Bridge Memorial Park Association, Serdar Baycan, the Director of Tectura Architects, developed the project brief, implemented the limited design competition, and oversaw the development of the Park. Memorial services are held there annually on the 15th of October, the anniversary of the collapse. The park also serves as a source in which to encourage debate and action with government, industry and the trade union movement to promote safe work environments.
Client: West Gate Bridge Memorial Park Association