July 29, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The City of Berlin is sponsoring this open international competition, and has issued a request for proposals.
The history of Bernauer Road reflects the effects of the building of the Berlin Wall: the destruction of urban space and life lines, the separation from relatives and friends. The intention of the Federal Republic of Germany and Berlin is to develop a memorial to the division of the city from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989 and to the victims of communist despotism. The number of visitors to this area has continually grown. A goal is to extend it as central place of the memory of the victims of the wall with the addition of a new information centre and the reorganization of an open-air memorial place, to which 11.6 million is made available.
Architects, landscape architects and planners are all eligible to enter. The jury is comprised of Heike Bttner, Nikolaus Deer, Professor Gabriele Kiefer, Dr. Leo Schmidt, Professor Donata Valentien and Dagmar of Wilcken. October 22, 2007 is the submission deadline, and the entry fee is 50. The amount of the awards total 89,500.
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