Designs to Commemorate the Victims of Communism, by Henriette Riegel – Executive Director, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a public consultation organized by the Department of Canadian Heritage to view the design concepts of the six finalists for the creation of the National Memorial to Victims of Communism: Canada, a Land of Refuge. Each finalist presented a concept board, a maquette, and a sample of materials, as well as other visual aids like digital walk-throughs. We had the opportunity to discuss the entries with each design team, as well as with each other. We were encouraged to share our thoughts and comments in writing with the jury. With a room full of architects, heritage professionals and enthusiasts, landscape architects, and members of the public, a very lively discussions broke out.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have viewed these exciting designs, and am looking forward to the announcement of the winner in the Fall. The memorial will pay tribute to the over 100 million victims of Communist regimes, and will surely provide visitors and citizens of Ottawa with increased awareness of the crimes of communism, and a reflection of what our country has done to provide refuge to many who came here to escape these regimes.

I invite you to view the images and concepts of these remarkable designs, and to discuss them in our comments section!

Information Sheet Public Viewing_ENG

PFS Proposal

PFS Proposal

Bartosik Proposal

Bartosik Proposal

PowerPoint Presentation

Moskaliuk Proposal

North Proposal

North Proposal

Kupusta Proposal

Kapusta Proposal

Rapoport Proposal

Rapopart Proposal

Written Proposals:

PFS

Bartosik

Moskaliuk

North

Kupusta

Rapoport

 

 

 

 

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