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REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competition

Organized by Squaroid

REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competitiona month left to enter
  • OrganizerSquaroid
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2021-08-31
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Winner: Rs. 10,000
2nd Position: Rs. 5,000
3rd Position: Rs. 3,000
As the stealthy novel coronavirus lashed out at the world, several hands came together to fight it. Clad in PPE kits and putting their lives at risk, our very own Avengers assembled. We were protected by the conscious efforts of health workers, the police, local businesses, paramedics, pilots, the milk delivery guy, garbage collectors: the list is truly endless. The catastrophe is nowhere near an end, but our frontline workers put on a happy face and strive on.

In this upending fight, there have been several battles that have been lost along the way. The Warriors have been forced to cut off from their loved ones to protect them. Thousands of professionals and several unknown selfless workers have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, most of whom could not say goodbye to their families. Our hearts go out to these martyrs who have done everything in their power to serve humanity and our nation. Their sacrifice deserves our lifelong reverence.

The heroic efforts of frontline warriors in the face of tragedy need to be commemorated. We invite participants to conceptualize a memorial structure design that allows the community to unite and never forget their unstinted dedication during this crisis. The brief encourages participants to look for designs that realize that a memorial is not a static entity but a conversation weaved into the urban fabric. It holds several personal stories and should reciprocate the unending struggle yet the unbreakable spirit of the frontline warriors. The structure should serve as a lifelong reminder of these brave hearts and their selfless acts of welfare for humanity.

The competition welcomes participants to create and conceptualize new designs in the context of any site for the installation of the memorial structure. In this respect, the freedom of site selection, the selection of category (or categories) of frontline workers that the memorial commemorates, and the relationship of the built with the open space are left to the participant's discretion. The jury holds no bias to any of these selections. The context is to be mentioned merely to allow the jury to understand its coherence.

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