Open, International Competition for Project Ideas
The National Foundation for Art in Public Buildings, Norway

The National Foundation for Art in Public Buildings, Norway, (Utsmykkingsfondet for offentlige bygg) hereby invites artists working within the fields of visual art, arts and craft, architecture, landscaping and other visual expressions designers, to participate in an open, international competition for project ideas.

Prizes: a maximum of four prizes of NOK 50 000 (approx. €6 000 each
Deadline for delivery: April 18th 2006
Financial framework for the commision: 2,5 mill NOK (approx. €300,000)

In the wake of the tsunami disaster in South East Asia on 26th December 2004, the Norwegian Government has put The National Foundation for Art in Public Buildings in charge of a memorial site in Norway to honour the victims.

The Memorial Site is to be open and inclusive to all people - independent of nationality or religion. The purpose of the site is to be a space for mourning and contemplation for those who have experienced dramatic events in their lives. The memorial site is to be an art/architectural project. It will be located somewhere on the Western shoreline of the Bygd√ły peninsular, in Oslo.