Earlier this summer, the Tri Ân Foundation from Louisville, Kentucky wanted help from architects worldwide in designing a memorial that honors and expresses the gratitude — or “Tri Ân” in Vietnamese — for the millions of American and Vietnamese soldiers who fought against communist aggression during the Vietnam War.
The competition attracted 128 entries from 29 countries, and three submissions were selected as the stage one finalists earlier this fall. Following further evaluations from the jury, one of these three finalist designs will become the overall winner — which is still yet to be announced, it seems. In the meantime, have a look at the finalist schemes below.
Finalist: Grega Vezjak - Grega Vezjak, Architect | Bilje, Miren-Kostanjevica, Slovenija
Finalist: David Chisholm - CMC ARCHITECTS | Prague, Czech Republic. Additional Team Members: Vít Máslo + Adria Ferrer
Finalist: Jordan Hines - Informal Office, llc | Lexington, KY USA. Additional Team Member: Erin Ruhl
You can find the honorable mentions in the gallery below.
All images courtesy of the Tri An Monument competition.
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