Prague, 15 February 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is honoured to announce that world-renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster has joined the jury of the Competition for a proposal for a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels. The announcement of the winners of the competition is planned for the middle of March 2018.
Lord Foster, famous award-winning architect, author of many outstanding projects such as the reconstructed German Bundestag in Berlin, has offered to join the jury for the competition organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Lord Foster accepted the invitation to become a member of the international jury, saying that the issue of extremism and the importance of Europe were truly close to his heart.
“It is a great honour for our Platform and the contestants, but above all it is a gesture of great support for the idea of creating an international monument devoted to the victims of totalitarian regimes,” says Platform President Łukasz Kamiński.
The competition is held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium Mr Jaroslav Kurfürst.
The decision of the jury will be announced tentatively on 15 March 2018.
The winning entries will be presented in the European Parliament in April 2018.
The competition website: www.memorialbrussels.eu .
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT