Ideas to Remember - A Memorial for the Canterbury Earthquakes

The experience of the earthquakes has been profound, and people continue to mourn the losses and deal with the challenges of living in a damaged city.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Memorial
Country Christchurch, New Zealand
RegDeadline 22 August 2014 GoogleCal iCal
22 August 2014 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The Memorial will be a place where people can reflect and honor those who died or were injured, and acknowledge the shared and traumatic experience of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. It will have local, national and international significance.
This Call for Ideas to Remember seeks a memorial design that:
- Honors the 185 people who lost their lives, as well as those who were injured in the Canterbury earthquakes
- Remembers and gives thanks to the many organizations from around the county and around the world that assister in the rescue and recovery
- Recognizes the shared human experiences of those involved tin the events, and the effects of the earthquakes on the city and Canterbury including the loss of many treasured heritage buildings, as well as the familiar everyday cityscape
- Provides a space for hosting formal civic events, such as an annual memorial gathering on 22 February
- Allows for reflection and contemplation on a day-to-day basin, including for small groups or individuals
- Become the anchor point for remembering in the city and Canterbury and part of the cider context of the impact of the earthquakes

Daved Sheppard (Architect)
Patrick Clifford (Architect)
Jachy Bowring (Landscape Architect)
Rob Watson (Landscape Architect)
Deborah McCormick (Arts Professional)
Nahan Pohio (Arts Professional)

Shortlisted Respondents: NZ$10,000

Entry Fee

Two A3 sheets, Design description (one of the A3 sheets)

Shortlist announced: 20 October 2014
Stage Two design period: Late October- Late November 2014
Public exhibition and feedback: Late November- Mid December 2014
Evaluation and approvals: December- January 2015
Preferred design announced: Late January- Early February 2015
Memorial opening: February 2016

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

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