IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, closing 02/11

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features a new Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition, from DesignClass, via ArchDaily, closing 02/11.

ArchDaily writes:

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from being controlled and has already claimed over 600,000 deaths around the world….

The calculation of loss goes beyond simple numbers, each loss impacts family, friends, and a community as a whole. Throughout history, memorials have been an important way to reflect on this loss and allow a community to grieve and come together in solidarity.

Covid-19 has effected every community and culture a little differently. In order to reflect this reality, each memorial should be intimate and personal, reflecting the local context and the impact this pandemic has had….

Think hard about what scale you will tackle. Will you create a memorial for your town, city, state or country?….

This design competition was inspired by Brazilian architect Leonardo Dias who turned his Coronavirus Design Competition entry into a real project and raised funds to construct a memorial for his town.

Submission deadline: November 2, 2020 (11:59 PM PST)
Winners announced by November 26, 2020 (11:59 PM PST)

See more on the Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition,

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