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Jurors select teams to move on in the design competition for new commemorative artwork in Ottawa

The Government of Canada today announced a short list of teams who have qualified to prepare design proposals for the Global Affairs Canada Commemorative Artwork. The piece recognizes employees and families of Global Affairs Canada working in diplomatic missions abroad.

Four teams have been short listed by jurors Dr. Susan Fitzgerald, architect and FBM design principal; Serge Belet, senior exhibitions manager at the National Gallery of Canada; Michel Desloges, retired Canadian diplomat and representative of families of the fallen; Dr. Penny Reedie, board member and chair of programming and events, Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA); and, Dr. Karen Wilson Baptist, associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Manitoba.

Teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and other design professionals were invited to submit their portfolios in December 2020.

The final design will be integrated into the landscape and architectural setting of the lawn area south-west of 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa's former City Hall.

Teams will have until October 2021 to submit their design concepts. The winning design will be announced in early 2022 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

Government of Canada press release 2021-03-31