Design award for Logan Village Forest of Memories

The Forest of Memories at Logan Village.
The Forest of Memories at Logan Village.

LOGAN Village's Forest of Memories is shining bright after winning a prestigious design award in landscape architecture.

The display, which features a collection of 15 totems imprinted with the images of early Logan settlers, was a winner in the design category of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects QLD Awards.

The display was first unveiled on August 16, 2013 ahead of Logan Village's Settler's Day celebrations.

Council spent $150,000 on the art installation, designed to be most spectacular at night as each totem is illuminated in a variety of colours.

Division Four Councillor Don Petersen said the display was deserving of recognition.

"It's an innovative design," he said.

"Lighting it up with the changing LEDs mean it's never the same and you can always get a different focus depending on where you are standing.

"It's really amazing and it's taken me by surprise the way it's taken off, we've had a great community response."

Councillor Petersen said council staff that worked on the design in 2013 were to be commended for their efforts.

"They took on grandiose suggestions that Logan Village needed something for the 150th and came up with this great design," he said.

The Forest of Memories is in front of the old railway station on Albert Street in Logan Village.

Cr Don Petersen at the Forest of Memories.

Cr Don Petersen at the Forest of Memories.

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