Archinect - News 2014-12-19T09:21:56-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-15T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:15:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4ny3kmapi3ll923i.jpg" width="514" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blumberg doesn&rsquo;t understand why a memorial to victims of communism was given such an &ldquo;incredibly prominent, almost sacrosanct&rdquo; site. &ldquo;It is so centrally placed that it would seem to quite overshadow Canada&rsquo;s true history.&rdquo; [...] "I have a massive problem, a huge problem, with this memorial going on that site. I think it completely misrepresents and skews what Canada is all about.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism Justine Testado 2014-12-12T15:23:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ksvop1b17menhifn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture was chosen to design Canada's future National Memorial to Victims of Communism in Ottawa...The team was selected out of six finalists at the end of the two-phase national design competition held this summer. The memorial will pay tribute to the more than 100 million people around the globe who suffered or perished under communist dictatorship, as well as educate the public about the heavy consequences caused by communism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a national memorial, it will also signify Canada's role in offering refuge to those who escaped that oppression. It will be located on Confederation Boulevard beside the Supreme Court of Canada, the Library and Archives Canada, the Peace Tower, and other key federal institutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8orbj246ntjsfon.jpg"></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's &quot;victims of communism&quot; memorial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116043998/protesting-context-not-form-of-ottawa-s-victims-of-communism-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protesting context, not form, of Ottawa's "victims of communism" memorial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2014-05-12T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:18:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo8lhis0qmwoffce.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Team Lord of Toronto was announced today as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada's capital. The team's proposal, titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist&ndash;photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ecxjtppda08qk9.jpg"></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/daniel_libeskind_design_wins_canadian_national_holocaust_monument_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85388392/six-finalists-listed-for-last-phase-of-the-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:18:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qrwexsc72iczmpqy.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six finalist teams were invited to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument that will be built in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The two-phase national competition began with a Call for Qualifications in May 2013. The teams &mdash; which had to be led by a Canadian citizen &mdash; consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group.</em></p>