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Memorial to Soviet Occupation Victims

Open, international, 1-stage, anonymous, ideas

Riga, Latvia

16 Nov 2007 - Registration Deadline


16 Nov 2007 - Submission Deadline (received by)

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
Open, international, 1-stage, anonymous, ideas
Riga, Latvia
Latvian, English
16 Nov 2007 - Registration Deadline
16 Nov 2007 - Submission Deadline (received by)
Artists and Architects
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First prize - 10,000 LVL (14,200 EUR)
Second prize - 7,000 LVL (9,900 EUR)
Third prize - 5,000 LVL (7,100 UER)
Three consolation prizes - 2,000 LVL (2,800 EUR) each
The contest organisers may apply a procedure of interviewing inviting the winner of the sketch contest or a winner of a premium or a consolation prize to negotiate a further process and procedure of project realisation. Representatives of both parties may be invited to participate in negotiations.
The ideology of totalitarian communism and its injuries are still not properly evaluated. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and totalitarian communist system at the end of the 20th century, the time has come for this debt to be paid. The Memorial will remind of the people's resistance, commemorate those who suffered, and admonish the future generations against letting ideologies similar to totalitarian communism return and become weapons of the state policy.
By this contest of artists and architects, the Ministry of Culture and the Riga City Council hope to obtain propositions that will respect the openness of the Strelnieku Square towards the river Daugava - the central axis of Riga's urban composition, will unite the qualities of the historic and modern urban space in a new dimension and consider the existing Occupation Museum and its extension, designed by G. Birkerts, as a conformable, spatial, functional and protocolar components of the new Memorial. We hope that the contestants will take advantage of the possibility to transform the level of the land's surface (a new underground parking lot will be designed in the Strelnieku Square taking into account the ideas of the contestants) and will use modern technologies and materials.


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