NYC AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition

Sponsor: NYC AIDS Memorial Park Campaign, Architizer, Architectural Record

Type of competition: Open, International

Language: English

Location: New York City

Eligibility: Open to all.

Registration Fee: $50

Chairperson: Michael Arad;
Kurt Andersen, Barry Bergdoll, Elizabeth Diller, Robert Hammond, Dr. Marjorie Hill, Bill T. Jones, Richard Meier, Ken Smith, Suzanne Stephens


First Prize – $5,000

Second Prize – $2,000

Honorable mentions to be displayed in a gallery in Manhattan early 2012

20 January 2011 – Registration Deadline
21 January 2011 – Submission Deadline

Design challenge:

The New York City AIDS Memorial Park Campaign is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to the recognition and preservation of the ongoing history of the AIDS crisis. In the 30th year of the epidemic, we seek to honor the more than 100,000 New York City men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis. We represent artists, health care providers, historians, family, friends and neighbors committed to remembering the history of the crisis.

New York City still has no significant public AIDS memorial. Simply stated, we believe that we can fill that void by engaging the community, architects, designers, and urban planners in the design process, in order to create a memorial park that provides a much-needed inspirational, educational and green public oasis for the city and surrounding community.


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Contact Information: Ryan Quinlan