Tender to commemorate Lithuanian residents who rescued Jews has been announced


2020 08 21


Open tender for the creation and implementation of a sculptural-architectural idea of a monumental object for the residents of Lithuania who rescued Jews during the years of Nazi occupation has been announced.

The aim of the project of Vilnius City Municipality and the Ministry of Culture is to honour, perpetuate and actualise Lithuanian residents who saved Jews during the Nazi occupation on a national and global level in accordance with the principles of historical justice, to create a respectful, socially influential solution that continues the traditions of honouring the Jewish nation, to adequately represent the content and essence of the place that perpetuates the Righteous among the Nations, to contribute to the education of a society that is open to the world and the history.

Criteria for evaluation of tender works: contextuality, social impact, aesthetics, quality of the created environment, project cost and economic feasibility.

The place of honour is planned in Onos Šimaitės Street in Vilnius, next to Maironio Street, where a monumental stone placed on the initiative of the Lithuanian Jewish community is already located, proclaiming that in this place in the future the Righteous Among the Nations who saved the lives of Jews during the years of Nazi occupation will be commemorated.

The estimated budget for design services and construction of the monumental object will not exceed EUR 250 000.

The winner of the first place will conclude a purchase contract with the authorised contracting authority for the implementation of the proposed project idea. Prizes will be awarded to three designers who have submitted the best projects: the winner of the 1st place will receive EUR 5000, the second – EUR 3000 and the third – EUR 2000.

Projects will be accepted until November 17, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2)

Tender documents are available here.