REVERENCE: Memorial Structure Design Competition
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.
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 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.
articipants are free to experiment with the form and are encouraged to play with novel materials.
The structure may be accessible; it may allow interaction with the community or be purely sculptural.
The designs shall not be confined to our suggestions; however, the only restriction is that the structure shall not exceed the cuboid of 6M X 6M X 10M in size.
The competition is open to all Students & Professionals of Architecture, Design, and allied fields.
Interested students may participate individually or as a team of two.
Entrants may register by filling the registration form after completing the payment through the secure gateway. The participants will then receive their unique identification code (UIC) within 24 hours on their registered email address.
The designs submitted must be original, and plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
Winner: INR 10000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication
1st Runner-Up: INR 5000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication
2nd Runner-Up: INR 3000 Cash Prize + Certification + Publication
10 Special Mentions: Certification + Publication