Triangle Fire Memorial Design Competition

Sponsor: Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition (RTFC)

Type: open, international, 2-stage

Language: English

Fees: $45 Individual; $75 Team


29 March 2013 – Registration deadline


• Daniel Libeskind, FAIA, New York
• Deborah Berke, FAIA, New York
• Wendy Feuer, Asst. Commissioner of Urban Design & Art, NYC Dept. of Transportation;
• Richard Greenwald, labor historian and Dean of St. Joseph’s College.


After the jury shortlists 10 finalists, each will receive $500 dollars to refine their scheme. At the completion of the second stage, the winner will receive $5,000.

Design challenge:

The fire, which occurred at the Triangle Waist Company in New York on March 25 1911 and killed 146 workers, was one of the worst in the annals of the U.S. labor movement. The Memorial is to commemorate the victims of that fire and bring awareness to the “unique importance of the many worker’s rights movements, safety laws, and social welfare policies that resulted from this fire.”

The Memorial will be located on the exterior of the building, and anticipates the providing of the building with a skin which pays tribute to the victims.

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