Submission: July 29, 2015
Registration: June 19, 2015
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Bogota, Columbia
Prizes: 1st Prize: $265 000, 2nd Prize: $53 000, 3rd Prize $35 000
The competition will select a proposal for the master plan and the preliminary architectural design of Colombia’s National Museum of Memory, located in the city of Bogota.
The National Centre for Historical Memory will sign a contract with the winner of the competition to execute the architectural design, the technical studies, the architectural and technical coordination, and other required activities.
The International Competition for the Draft Proposal of the Architectural Design of the National Museum of Memory is framed in a scenario of unique meaningfulness, due not only to the political setting the country is going through regarding peace and to the very site upon which the project will be carried out but also because it has been an opportunity to re-examine the many methodologies and procedures associated with public bidding processes through Architecture Competitions.
Emblematically located in the city of Bogota due to its closeness to places of great national or local influence and to the major axes of mobility, the future Museum is seen as an essential part of the Axis of Peace and Memory, which links a succession of facilities, urban operations and sets of monuments, marked by collective purposes, in socio-spatial terms, of the political happenings of the country over the last fifty years.
In April 2015, the National Centre for Historical Memory (NCHM), in association with the Colombian Society of Architects, launched the International Competition for the Architectural Design of the National Museum of Memory (NMM) in the city of Bogota. The NCHM invites the international community to publicize this information and encourage global participation in this international competition. The competition seeks to ensure that the architectural proposal complies with the restorative, monumental and memorial nature of this project.
The National Museum of Memory is a project of great urbanistic and political transcendence for Colombia. For this reason, it must integrate a special component formed by sensitive contents, which will put into context and encourage participants to understand those who will inhabit and fill the Museum with life, in particular the victims.
This international competition will award the three best proposals that meet and comply with the requirements to express the memories of what happened and the voices of resistance, while combining through the different areas of the Museum the expectations and demands of the citizens that contribute to the construction of a better country.
The NCHM calls all interested candidates in this competition to send all required documents for the registration before June 19. This is an unparalleled opportunity for all architects, Colombian and foreign, to be the designer of a project of great urbanistic and political transcendence for Colombia with a restorative, monumental and memorial nature.
This international competition will select the best proposal that meet and comply with the requirements to express the memories of what happened and the voices of resistance, while combining through the different areas of the Museum the expectations and demands of the citizens that contribute to the construction of a better country.
- 9 April: Preliminary Competition Rules Publication
- 27 May: Final Competition Rules Publication
- 1 June: Q&A Live Streaming in Spanish (10:00 COT)
- 19 June: Registration Deadline
- 29 July: Reception of Project Proposal Deadline
- 13 August: Winner Announcement
– The winner of the competition will be awarded COP 670 million Colombian pesos ($265 000). In addition to the contract for the development of the project, a sum of COP 3.2 billion Colombian pesos ($125 million) will be provided as a fee to develop the project design.
– Second Prize will be awarded COP 134 million Colombian pesos ($53 000).
– Third Prize will be awarded COP 89 million Colombian pesos ($35 000)