Covid-19 Community Memorial Design Competition

The Covid-19 pandemic is way from being controlled and has already claimed over 600,000 deaths round the world. This incredible loss is compounded for several families who weren’t ready to say goodbye to their loved ones face to face thanks to hospital safety measures or hold proper funerals due to the incredible scale of things . within the face of those tragedies, how may an area community memorial honor those that have passed and convey solace to families?

The calculation of loss goes beyond simple numbers, each loss impacts family, friends, and a community as an entire . Throughout history, memorials are a crucial thanks to reflect on this loss and permit a community to grieve and are available together in solidarity.

Covid-19 has effected every community and culture a touch differently. so as to reflect this reality, each memorial should roll in the hay and private , reflecting the local context and therefore the impact this pandemic has had.

This is your challenge, design an area memorial that honors those that are lost to Covid-19 and brings solace to your community.

Think hard about what scale you’ll tackle. Will you create a memorial for your town, city, state or country? rather than brooding about grandiose solutions, aim for something meaningful and enduring.

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)

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