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Pukeahu National War Memorial Park - Pacific Island Memorial Design Competition

Manatu Taonga: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Job details

Manatu Taonga: Ministry for Culture and Heritage
21 May 2018
Work type
Volunteer, Call for entries
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Design, Pasifika


Entries are now open for the Pacific Island Memorial Design Competition until 21 May.

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is running an open architectural design competition to find a winning design for a Pacific Island Memorial to be installed at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

Those interested in designing this memorial to recognise New Zealand’s close relationship with our Pacific neighbours are invited to develop a concept which will then go to the selection panel for consideration. This will be a two-stage process with stage one involving registering interest and developing a concept for the panel’s consideration. Up to three entries will then be selected to go through to Stage two. Each selected team will be paid NZD $10,000 (excluding GST) to prepare a detailed submission with the judging panel selecting the winning design from these.

This competition approach to the memorial’s design gives many people the opportunity to provide their ideas as to how the memorial will reflect the diversity of the Pacific Islands. And those registering interest will be given a unique identification number which ensures the anonymity of all entrants.

The project to build the memorial is run jointly by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade with support from the New Zealand Institute of Architects. 

How to apply

To read the full design brief for the memorial and to find out more about the two stage process for the competition visit the Pukeahu website. Teams invited to the second stage will receive $10, 000 to prepare a more detailed submission for the judging panel.

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Manatu Taonga: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

12 Apr 2018