June 3, 2013
by Canadian Architect
A national monument in memory of Holocaust victims and Canadian survivors is planned for Canada’s Capital Region. This important new monument will ensure that the Holocaust has a permanent place in our nation’s consciousness and memory.
John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister responsible for the National Capital Act, has mandated the NCC to act as technical advisor and project manager for the monument. As such, the NCC is overseeing the planning, construction and maintenance of the National Holocaust Monument, the site of which was announced to be LeBreton Flats in Ottawa.
Consequently, the National Capital Commission (NCC), on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first part of a two-phase international competition to create a national Holocaust monument in Canada’s Capital of Ottawa. The competition is open to all countries.
This monument will honour the victims and Canadian survivors of the Holocaust and ensure that the Holocaust continues to have a permanent place in our nation’s consciousness and memory. Up to six finalists will be chosen to participate in phase two of the competition, where they will be asked to prepare a design concept and present their work to the jury in February 2014.
The request for qualifications document will be available until September 4, 2013. There are two ways to obtain the competition document: visit www.merx.ca and search for competition number AL1423, or register at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/forms/request-qualifications-national-holocaust-monument.
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