National Erebus Memorial - call for Expressions of Interest
Almost 40 years ago, 257 people lost their lives as a result of a plane crash on the lower slopes of Mt Erebus in Antarctica. The flight left Auckland on 28 November 1979, never to return. The event remains one of New Zealand’s worst accidents in terms of loss of life.
To this day, there is no national memorial to honour those who were lost.
We now have the opportunity to pay tribute by creating the National Erebus Memorial – and we need design submissions.
Manatū Taonga the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is now accepting Expressions of Interest from architects, artists, landscape architects and designers interested in creating the design for this special memorial, which is likely to be in Auckland.
It is a two-stage process: at the end of the first Expression of Interest stage a judging panel will shortlist up to six applicants. In the second Request for Proposal (RFP) stage, shortlisted applicants will create concept designs and more detailed, technical analysis will take place. The panel will then recommend a final design to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage for approval.
Submissions are now open and an Expression of Interest design brief is available. Head to the Manatū Taonga website to find out more.