United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition

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Overview

The design challenge is to create an outstanding and sensitively-designed Memorial and Learning Centre that is emotionally powerful while offering visitors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of humanity’s darkest hour.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Eol, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Culture-Centre, Memorial
Country London, UK
Registration Deadline 17 October 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 October 2016
Eligibility A multi- disciplinary creative team with expertise in architecture and design, landscape architecture, and interpretation

Description
We encourage seasoned practices to combine with emerging talent. The teams should be structured under a lead consultant, who is an architect, identified within the submission.
The Memorial and Learning Centre will be specifically about the importance and relevance of the Holocaust to the United Kingdom, and the challenge for designers will be to think about how to create an original memorial that expresses the project’s design values (opposite), may have different aspects by day and night, and establishes an atmosphere or aura that prompts respect, reflection and active remembering. The project costs are estimated to be up to £40m (this is the cost of works, including contractor Preliminaries, OH&P, contingency, inflation, all professional fees, site preparation and VAT where applicable) – please see the Expression of Interest for more details.
The Learning Centre, expected to be circa 2,650m2, will not be a conventional exhibition or teaching centre. Instead, it will use the architecture, design and interpretation to set the Memorial in context and to convey the magnitude of what happened, whilst ensuring visitors leave the site with a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and its victims.
The first stage – which runs from Wednesday 14 September to Monday 17 October 2016 – is an open, global call for participation based on technical or professional capability and past experience.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Design commission
An honorarium of £15,000 will be awarded to each of the shortlisted teams.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Shortlist announced: Early November
Site visit: November
Final submissions by shortlisted teams: 13 January 2017
Exhibition Launch: Late January
Consultation on shortlisted designs: Spring 2017
Jury deliberations and winner announced: Summer 2017

Organizer
Malcolm Reading Consultants, United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation

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