£65.00 Competition Fee

Competition Results:

1st Place

Project Title: id-memorium

Teamleader: Sebastião Rebolo

Team Member 2: Rita Gorjão Henriques

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Project Description: Please mind the gap between the distance of you and your loved ones. ID Memorium pays hommage to those who, in the midst of a pandemic had to stand isolated in the worst of times. The victims, the families, the doctors, workers and the large number of communities that had to prevail during these extraordinary times are here honored. A small virus that caused a big wave of contamination and over 5million deaths, impacted our world and even though we were forced to keep our distance, this pandemic reminded us of the importance of unity. The sixteen glass cubes and sixteen empty seats gather here as an expression of all those that had to stand isolated from the world and seeing everything and everyone trough a glass wall until the end.

2nd Place

Project Title: Social Distance Monument

Teamleader: Bartek Nawrocki

Team Member 2: Grzegorz Hańderek

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Project Description: A design of the Social Distance Monument is an attempt to commemorate and consolidate the collective experience of pandemic trauma. It invokes the fundamental sanitary regime principle: social distance. Social distance is one of personal distances which communicates, inter alia, an emotional attitude in a non-verbal way: through a distance maintained towards other people. During the pandemic, the maintenance of social distance has been redefined and become, paradoxically, the expression of mutual care. However, the monument, which strengthens the memory of victims of the pandemic, does not provoke solely to look back. It is also, and even mainly with the passing of time, to arouse sensitivity to our everyday relations. It refers to the crisis of human relations, which was not so much created as revealed by the traumatic experience. Today, we are already able to recognise consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in individual terms. It is an open issue how we will handle an open wound in our social body: because the trauma is also a plural experience and, as such, should be treated together. The form of the “monument” was created by marking a circle with a drawn radius of 1.5 metre in the public space. This is not a narrative or monumental form. Its chief qualities are the simplicity of techniques, ascetic character and human scale because we are certain that the traumatic experience of fear and loneliness does not need grandiloquent or expressive signs. In this way, it is not assigned to any addressee: it rather plays a role of an active background integrated through contrast with an urban tissue and dynamics of everyday life. The area defined with the space of safe isolation is also a visual sign of an empty space reflecting the severe absence of victims of the pandemic. It is a contextual work where the public zone is de facto the place of commemoration: in the context of a live spatial situation which may/is to become the place of spontaneous gestures, the addressee becomes one of its authors. The location of “epitaphs” (spaces of thought, rather than mourning) in the dynamics of the public zone creates its time and spatial sense and an open composition dimension: this is a moment that is a part of our common history. Due to the multiplication of the sign (the plural), it is not a special place, but the isolation of an empty place/empty places in the public space. The monument is to be constructed of precast reinforced concrete units pigmented in black. The external surface will be additionally treated to be protected against weather conditions maintaining its shiny finishing.

3rd Place


Teamleader: Artha Krisiantara I Made

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Project Description: This project tells about the transitional dialogue between the pre-covid-19 period and the time when COVID-19 occurred. During the current pandemic Activities in public spaces are very limited because it can trigger the spread of Covid-19 to be faster. Covid-19 is the creatures that cannot be seen directly by the eye, but covid can be felt through the impact they cause. When the memorial about covid is made, this will certainly be different from a memorial monument that can be felt through visual displays. To create feelings and memories, the strategy is to create a space that allows them to feel spontaneously the transition they experienced from the situation before and during this COVID-19 outbreak. through a platform, they will be directed from public space without boundaries into blank space with clear boundaries.

Honourable Mention

Project Title: A Void Unfilled: The London Covid Memorial

Teamleader: Ross Logie

Team Member 2: Kerim Demirkan

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Project Description: Almost 22,000 lives have been lost to Covid in London alone. This memorial translates that abstract number into architectural form. Each life lost is represented by a bronze post. Combined, these posts form a dense 50 metre square; the visitor grasps the scale of the pandemic on our city. Seemingly impenetrable, the memorial invites a route and views through. Like a journey through time, the path of interlocking circles is constrained in places, reminding us of the first wave, second wave, Omicron. The end is not visible. Yet there is respite; gardens representing tribute, hope, resilience are places to pause and reflect. The site is Regent’s Park, near the heart of London. The circular form of the reflection pool is in homage to the park’s Inner Circle. In daytime, shimmering with sunlight, after dark, illuminated from below, a play of light animates the individual and the collective.

Honourable Mention

Project Title: In Honor of Those Who Departed Earlier

Teamleader: Yuanpeng Yang

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Project Description: After passing the Corridor of Darkness following the entrance, one arrives at the Hall of Untouchable Light, where people are covered in shadow produced by the curved roof, which divides the space into two parts: light and dark. People from either part are not able to see the other part directly. The water in the Hall of Untouchable Light reflects the light onto the dark side of the roof, creating shimmering patterns representing the messages from those who departed earlier. Reading those "untouchable lights", people in the dark relieve their grief over the loss of loved ones. Led by the light cast on the staircase from above, people climb up and arrive at the light part of the space. Which, to them, means they finally survived the pandemic. While metaphorically, they are also experiencing the path the lost ones have gone through. The Path of Returning plays a similar role.

Honourable Mention

Project Title: Growtopia

Teamleader: kan laohavanich

Team Member 2: Pornchrist Kiatsrichart

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Project Description: ‘One of the most painful losses would be the loss without even having a chance to say goodbye. COVID-19 has caused millions of people around the world to suffer the pain of loss without even seeing the bodies of their love for the last time. Keeping distance since they were still alive till the death without even a hug is too mournful. So, this memorial is designed for those who live, to create memories together and plant new lives to grow together in this Growtopia. Even each flowers pots and the podiums keep distancing, butterflies, representing creatures, linking every podium together to be continued growing and blooming. It means death is not the end of our relationship, because everyone still grows in people's memories forever. Not just relatives or friends, but anyone who passes by and pours water on them to create mutual sympathy sharing space for anyone who lost.

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The global pandemic has already taken more than 4 million lives and it has changed the way we work, live, play, and interact with others in so many ways. Because of COVID-19, our lives will never be the same and the world is still grieving.

Due to increased pandemic safety measures, many people didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones or to honour them properly. The pandemic’s impact goes beyond the individual losses and throughout the affected communities, cities, and countries of the World.

Our challenge is to design a public memorial, to honour those who have departed as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak and to bring some closure to those who are suffering the loss of friends, family, co-workers, and loved ones. It will be a collective reminder for both present and future generations and a symbol of hope that mankind can withstand and overcome any obstacle.

This should go along with a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.



While there is no defined location chosen as of yet, we are asking participants to select a site from their home country. It is recommended to choose a location that is publicly available and accessible to all. This ensures that every person that has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic can visit the memorial and share in the remembrance of those who have departed as a result of COVID-19.



This competition is open to everyone 18 years and older and it can be developed individually or by teams. Each team can contain a maximum of 4 members.



  • 1st- Prize – £750 + Certificate + Publications on Selected Media
  • 2nd Prize – £300 + Certificate + Publications on Selected Media
  • 3rd Prize – £150 + Certificate + Publications on Selected Media
  • +3 Honourable Mentions -+ Certificate + Publications on Selected Media



  • Early Registration – £20
  • Regular Registration – £40
  • Late Registration – £65

Student discount is 10% upon request.
Referral discount is 25% upon request.
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We are an architectural studio based in Liberec, Czech Republic. The studio was founded by Pavel Šťastný in 2003. We design houses, residential and commercial interiors, design. It is not a small or large project for us. We approach each assignment with professional consistency. We provide a service for the client, from the concept design, through the necessary official permits to successful implementation and realization. In 2016, I received an honourable mention in the Grandprix of Czech Architects for the project of House in Liberec.





Born in Split Rujana Bergam Markovic (1975) studied at School of architecture at the University of Zagreb, where she graduated in 2001. Together with Aleksandar Markovic, Rujana owns and practices architecture in studio Arhitektri in Zagreb.

Their office focuses on providing exceptional design with a thoughtful and personal approach. The aim of the office is to make a lasting contribution to the urban and natural context by challenging, provoking and thinking outside the box.

For the last six years, the Office has been working on and leading the extensive reconstruction and revitalization of the Franciscan Monastery and Fortress on Lopud. They are currently working on projects for family houses and apartment buildings, as well as interior design projects for public facilities. Their works have been published in architectural journals and exhibitions.



José Martins graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and has a Master degree in Architecture and Urban Culture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

In 2012 he won the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee’s Scholarship for a research project about emergent offices in Tokyo.

He was assistant tutor at Porto Academy in 2013.

From 2011 to 2013 José was President of Portuguese Architectural Association in Braga.

He worked with Frits van Dongen in the De Architekten Cie in Amsterdam before establishing his own office in 2013.

From 2016-18 he was Art Director at the Brazilian product design company called ALMA.He regularly publishes his works and writings in Portugal and abroad.

From 2016-18 he was Art Director at the Brazilian product design company called ALMA.



Competition Officially Announced – 11 December 2021

Early registration – 11 December 2021 to 15 February 2022

Regular registration – 16 February 2022 to 14 March 2022

Late registration – 15 March 2022 to 22 March May 2022

Deadline for questions – 17 March 2022

Closing Date for Submissions – 23 March 2022

Jury Evaluation – 24 March 2022 – 07 April 2022

Announcement of Winners – 14 April 2022

All dates (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)


Submission Requirements

  • A single (1) A2 horizontal presentation board with the details listed below must be submitted via
  • Image Format: A single JPG extension file presentation board (must not exceed 5MB).
  • Presentation boards must not indicate any information related to an individual’s/team’s identity.
  • All information provided in writing must be in English.

Although is not mandatory, you can record or photograph your work environment during the proposal development stage. In case you will be one of the winners, we would be happy to share it in our platform.


The submission should include, (but are not limited to) the following required drawings:

  • 3 dimensional representations explaining the design, perspectives, and montages which display the character of the project.
  • Building / Site sections which illustrate key aspects and major spatial or programmatic elements.
  • Floor plans to show the interior spatial arrangements and program.
  • Elevations demonstrating qualities such as material, texture, and colour.
  • Large scale drawings that illustrate innovative details or integrated aspects of design.
  • All drawings should be presented at a scale appropriate for the design solution and include a graphic scale for reference.


Award Criteria

  • Concept – 15%
  • Design – 20%
  • Practicality – 15%
  • Innovation / Originality – 20%
  • Site Location – 10%
  • Presentation – 20%