In memory of the officers of the Hessen State Police Force killed in the line of duty
Memorial plaque for the commemoration of police officers of the State of Hessen who lost their lives in the line of duty. Commissioned by the Hessen State Ministry of the Interior and Sports, Wiesbaden.
A prominent space in the Ministry building’s central entrance area was set adise specially for the honorable mention of all those police officers who have died serving the State of Hessen.
The text and names were provided and specified by the Hessen State Ministry of the Interior and Sports.
Definition of task
The task was to find a meaningful design in terms of shape and materials to appropriately visualize the remembrance of those who have perished in the line of duty.
Anodized and polished aluminum panel, raised and incused engraving.
The police officers’ names are engraved into bars emanating outward from the stripes of the State of Hessen coat of arms with its lion. Inseparably linked to the shape of the Hessen emblem, the bars bearing the names reach out into the surrounding wall. A refined aluminum panel, milled to create a relief and indent effect, enduringly keeps alive the memory of the police officers who have lost their lives in the course of duty for the State of Hessen.
Height 69.5 cm x width 176 cm x thickness 3 cm
Execution: Schoder GmbH, Langen
Period of project: March through November 2014