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Concurso Baltic Way Memorial

HMMD Architecture Competitions convoca al Concurso Baltic Way Memorial. La inscripcion cierra el 9 de diciembre de 2015.

La competencia esta abierta a todo el publico y los participantes deberan proponer diseños para un edificio conmemorativo del movimiento Baltic Way.

Bases y mas informacion
http://balticwaymemorial.beebreeders.com

 

English version

HMMD Architecture Competitions is tasking participants with creating designs for a memorial building for the Baltic Way movement which protested freedom without resorting to violence.

The strong yet powerful act in which 2 million protestors joined hands and formed a 600 km long human chain in unity against Soviet Union rule showed just how effective nonviolent protest can be. In this competition architecture enthusiasts are being asked to create a memorial building that, while being functional, will be mainly symbolic in nature. It’s a chance for architects and designers to create plans for a monumental structure that shows the strength nonviolent actions have when used to fight for people’s beliefs.

On the 23rd of August 1989, approximately two million people joined hands to form a human chain, 600 km long through the three Baltic countries. Their goal was to demonstrate the unity of their efforts to gain freedom from the occupation of the Soviet Union that had been in place for 50 years since World War II.

In this competition architecture enthusiasts are being asked to create a memorial building that, while being functional, will be mainly symbolic in nature. It’s a chance for architects and designers to create plans for a monumental structure that shows the strength nonviolent actions have when used to fight for people’s beliefs.

The memorial building should comprise of an exhibition space, souvenir shop and cafe. Participants should concentrate on the memorial’s architectural fabric, shape and form and its symbolism.

Through this architecture competition we wish to present a clear message that reminds people of how powerful nonviolent resistance can be.

Prizes
3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. HMMD will award a total of US $10,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st prize winner: US$ 6,000
2nd prize winner: US$ 3,000
3rd prize winner: US$ 1,000

The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the HMMD website.

The following media partners have committed to present the current competition and its winners in their publications: Arch20; Archello; Archi.ru; Archilovers; Archinect; Architectur Journal; Wettbewerbe; Architime.ru; Australian Design Review; BauNetz; NIP; Singapore Architect; ViaVili; WA; World Architecture; World Architecture News and more.

For potential media partners who are also interested in covering the present competition and its winners, please contact us on: hello@hmmd.org

HMMD will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury
Alona Martinez – lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Andrejs Edvards Rauchut – associate professor at RISEBA and a Fulbright grant recipient, Latvia
Audrey McKee – architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Carlos M Guimarães – architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Collin Anderson – writer, architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Daphné Karaiskaki – architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Fahmi Noor – senior architectural executive, DPA, Singapore
Gemawang Swaribathoro – architect, OMA, Hong Kong
Jenna Dezinski – lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, USA; project designer, Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA
John Paul Rysavy – associate, SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; co-director, And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Simons – architectural designer, KPF, USA
Mandy Too – architectural executive – DPA, Singapore
Pierre-Henri Baudart – architect, Studio Akkerhuis, France
Rajiv J. Fernandez – architectural designer, Tamarkin Co, USA
Simon McGown – partner, CO-office, USA

Competition Schedule
Early Bird Registration: September 9 – October 14
Advance Registration: October 15 – November 11
Last Minute Registration: November 12 – December 9
Closing date for registration: December 9, 2015
Closing date for submission: December 30, 2015 (11.59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: January 20, 2016

Fees
Early Bird Registration: US$ 90
Advance Registration: US$ 120
Last Minute Registration: US$ 140

Eligibility
Competition is open for all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

More info
http://balticwaymemorial.beebreeders.com

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