Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Global Design Competition for National War Memorial and Museum

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi.

The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.  It would combine architectural aesthetics and public sentiment, and serve as a place for people to show their respect for soldiers, for their extraordinary efforts to protect the nation.  The selected site is located in the heart of New Delhi, within the C-Hexagon that lies in the close vicinity of India Gate and Chattri.

The National War Museum will be an institution to collect, preserve, interpret and display military artefacts, portray significant events of our nation’s wars and conflicts and related objects of historical importance for education and promoting patriotism.  The selected site for this museum is Princess Park near India Gate. 

The International Design Competition for the Memorial and Global Architectural Competition for the Museum has been launched on 15 August 2016 on MyGov.in portal.

Both these global competitions are being conducted in two stages. In Stage 1, the competitors are required to submit their online entries for the National War Memorial by 02 October 2016 and for the National War Museum by 15 October 2016.  The top nine entries shortlisted from Stage 1 submissions will be eligible for prize of US$ 2,000 each for the Memorial and US$ 3,000 each for the Museum.  These top nine entries thereafter will be eligible to participate in the Stage 2 of the contest, for which they will have to submit detailed designs, including 3D models and present their design plan before an eminent Panel of Jury. 

1st prize for the National War Memorial competition is US$ 30,000 and for the National War Museum competition is US$ 75,000.

2nd prize for the National War Memorial competition is US$ 25,000 and for the National War Museum competition is US$ 50,000.

3rd prize for the National War Memorial competition is US$ 20,000 and for the National War Museum competition is US$ 25,000.

Competitors are advised to carefully study the design brief and the associated documents provided at the links https://mygov.in/task/global-design-competition-national-war-memorial/ and https://mygov.in/task/global-architectural-competition-indian-national-war-museum/ and register themselves at the links.

The queries regarding the competition will be answered by professional consultants, details of whom are available in the competition dossier.

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