Architects invited to participate in competition for Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center design

Architects invited to participate in competition for Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center design

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The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) in Kyiv has launched the international design competition.

“The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center is inviting architects from all around the world to submit their expressions of interest to participate in the competition. The invitation is aimed equally at experienced and young architects, large and small offices. The highest degree of creativity, innovation, inspiration, sensitivity and commitment is expected,” the organizers announce.

The architectural competition is focusing on the design of two project areas: Project Area 1: total area 22.000 sqm, due to the overlap with the old Jewish cemetery only 11.000 sqm can be used for construction. Project Area 2:   landscape design of the immediate surroundings with an area of approx. 55.000 sqm and organization of access to the building

The Memorial Center shall be built in proximity to the original site of the historical events in Kyiv, situated at approx. 6 km west of the historical center of the Ukrainian capital. The site is adjacent to the National Historical Memorial Preserve “Babyn Yar” where memorials and monumental objects dedicated to the various groups and individual victims of the Babyn Yar massacre are situated in various locations.

The competition will be held in two stages from February to July 2019. An international jury of renowned designers and architects from Ukraine and Europe will review the submitted projects.

The deadline for submission of applications is January 21, 2019.

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