The Museum of the Second World War International Architectural Competition

This competition invites designs for a new building to house the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland, which will form a new landmark in the city. The design should also include an appropriate landscape design component that recognizes the nature of the site, its importance and context.


The competition entries will be submitted in Polish, but English submissions are permitted. The total value of awarded monies equals 200,000 EUR, with first prize claiming 80,000 EUR, and the remaining 120,000 EUR allocated to other awards and citations. Applications to participate in the competition must be sent by March 26, 2010, and the submission deadline is August 13, 2010.


The jury is comprised of: Chairman Wieslaw Bielawski, architect and deputy mayor of Gdansk for urban development since 2002; Grzegorz Buczek, architect, urban planner and local government activist; Wieslaw Czabanski, architect; Wojciech Duda, historian; George Ferguson, British architect and urban planner; Tomasz Konior, architect; Daniel Libeskind, American architect; Jack Lohman, art historian and architect; Andrzej Pagowski, graphic designer; Hans Stimmann, German architect and urban planner; and Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda, stage designer, costume designer and actress.


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