The Freedom Memorial Museum is the flagship project of the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission mandated by Republic Act 10368 to build a memorial that shall stand as a monument to the heroism of human rights violations victims during martial rule in the Philippines from 1972 to 1986.
Upon completion, the Museum shall serve as an information portal to a moment in history where state violence and oppression spurred the growth of a widespread resistance from all corners of the nation. It shall revisit a period of tyranny that bred reformists, revolutionaries and freedom-fighters from among farmers and professionals, workers and academics, students and religious activists. It aims to build an experiential tapestry of lives, ideals, courage and determination of the victims and, in the end, the heroes of freedom.
The Museum shall house memorabilia, artifacts, educational materials, audiovisual content aimed to immortalize the triumphs and sacrifices, the blood, sweat and tears of Filipinos and allies in the struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights.
It shall be a lasting symbol of the long-fought battle against authoritarian rule that culminated in the globally-acclaimed EDSA People Power revolt in 1986.
The Museum shall rise on an area inside the University of the Philippines campus located along C.P. Garcia Ave. adjacent to the College of Fine Arts.
The Freedom Memorial Museum Design Competition is a two-stage competition open to all licensed Filipino architects and civil engineers.
Spearheaded by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission, the design search hopes to engage the Filipino community in building a memorial that shall honor the lives and sacrifices of the human rights violations victims during the Martial Law period.
The memorial shall be an iconic structure to inspire present and future generations as well as a Filipino contribution to the international human rights movement. And as such, the envisioned design should embody the freedom-loving Filipino soul creatively woven into a universal, world-class concept in its physical, symbolic and functional aesthetics.
All licensed Filipino architects.*
Non-architects may join as long they form a team which shall be represented by a licensed architect.
Students are welcome to join.
Register here to join. Registration is free.
*If no architect is available, a licensed civil engineer will suffice.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
FOR EACH OF THE FIVE (5) FINALISTS TO COVER COST OF DEVELOPING ARCHITECTURAL PERSPECTIVES THAT SHALL BE PRESENTED BEFORE THE BOARD OF JUDGES FOR FINAL JUDGING
P 1 MILLION
FOR THE WINNING DESIGN
+ PRICELESS PRIDE & PRESTIGE
OF BEING THE CREATIVE VISIONARY BEHIND THE DESIGN OF A MODERN-DAY MONUMENT AND A FUTURE CULTURAL ICON
11 am – 2 pm
Max’s Restaurant, Sct. Tuazon, Q.C.
START OF REGISTRATION
- Release of official competition guidelines
- Online registration opens
COMPETITION FORUM AND SITE TOUR
2 pm – 4 pm
Fine Arts Gallery U.P. Diliman, Q.C
LAST DAY OF
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
End of Stage 1
Top five (5) finalists are chosen and awarded P 250,000 each
to further develop their designs
Presentation of full architectural perspectives to the Board of Judges.
Judging and announcement of winning Freedom Memorial Museum design.
A modest amount of P 1,000,000 shall be awarded to the winner.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPETITION
OUR FREEDOM MEMORIAL MUSEUM DESIGN COMPETITION PARTNER
THE UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Freedom Memorial Museum Design Competition
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