Call Detail
9/11 Monument Design Competition



Contact Email: jcrickenberger@cornelius.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Event Dates: 11/9/16 - 11/9/16
Entry Deadline: 1/4/16
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 7
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 7
Entry Fee (9/11 Monument, Cornelius, NC): $40.00
Cornelius 9/11 Monument Design Competition:
nThe Town of Cornelius is sponsoring a professional design competition for a 9/11 Monument to be located at Fire Station #1 on Main Street in Cornelius, NC. The design competition is a single stage competition open to licensed architects or architectural firms, licensed landscape architects or landscape architectural firms, and experienced artists/designers located within the United States.
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nThe purpose of the monument is to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and those whose lives were impacted by the 9/11 events. The monument will also celebrate first responders and the US Military for their heroism after the attacks. In addition, it will offer a space for reflection and education on the impact of 9/11.
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nThe committee intends to award the commission for the project to the first place winner of the competition, with second and third place winners receiving cash awards.  
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nThe design submissions for the competition are due to be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on January 4, 2016.
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nMISSION STATEMENT
nTo honor the individuals who lost their lives and were impacted by the events on 9/11 and to offer the community a monument for education and reflection surrounding the 9/11 events.  
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nVISION & VALUES
nThe Town of Cornelius received the donation of a steel column salvaged from the Twin Towers after 9/11 from the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York. The column weighs approximately 3000lbs and it measures approximately 96"x18"x12". The Town intends to construct a powerful 9/11 Monument using the steel column as the focal point. The proposed opening ceremony date for the monument is September 11, 2016. The Town’s 9/11 Project Committee developed the following values to be represented in the finished 9/11Monument.  n
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  • Honor those who lost their lives and those who continue to experience challenges due to the events of 9/11.
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  • Highlight first responders for their heroism and selflessness after the attacks.
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  • Offer the community a space for reflection and education regarding 9/11.
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nCRITICAL DATES
nJan 4, 2016                  Due date for submitting application
nFeb 1, 2016                  Recommendation of competition winners to Town Board
nFeb 8, 2016                  Announcement of competition winners
nMar 2, 2016                  Final design and budget review with designer and committee
nMid-Mar, 2016              Proposed construction start date
nSep 11, 2016                Proposed opening ceremony date for 9/11 event
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nWINNING AWARDS
nFirst Place- $1,200.00
nSecond Place- $800.00
nThird Place- $500.00
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nInterview
nFollowing the announcement of the top 3 winners, and once all funding has been secured, the 9/11 Project Committee will interview the first place winner to ensure they have the ability to execute the project commensurate with its vision and program.  Fee negotiations will also take place with the selected designer/firm during this interview with the intent of awarding the project. If for some reason the selected designer/firm cannot, in the judgment of the panel, implement the project, negotiations will proceed with the next selected designer/firm.
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nSCOPE OF WORK
nThe recipient of first place will receive a $1200 award for their winning design. A contract will then be negotiated between the designer and the Town outlining their scope of work which will include the development of architecturally sound drawings (which may involve collaboration with an engineer), the creation of a budget based on the winning design and specific site, submission of required bid options for materials and fabrication services and overall management of the design, fabrication and installation process associated with their design. Applicants who do not possess these skills should proactively seek out professional project partners who will be able to assist if the applicant is granted the opportunity to design the 9/11 Monument. Applicants selected for interviews should come prepared to discuss how they plan to navigate their project from start to finish including any support from other individuals or firms.

nBUILDING PROGRAM
nThe 9/11 Monument is to be located in front of Fire Station #1 at 19729 S. Main Street in Cornelius, North Carolina.  See site map attached.
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nDesign Requirements:n
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  • The material used for construction should be durable with minimal maintenance required. The site will be maintained by the Town of Cornelius.
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  • All design submissions must be fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Town ordinances, codes and laws.
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  • The 9/11 Project Committee has established a project construction cost of up to $100,000. Please submit design concepts that stay within this budget. Planning and design fees will be negotiated separately.
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nThe monument design should represent the following qualities:n
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  • demonstrate the committee’s desire to display the natural condition of the column and not alter it in any significant way
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  • allow visitors to walk up and touch the piece of steel
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  • make the steel column the main focus of the monument
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  • honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and those whose lives were forever impacted by 9/11
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  • highlight first responders and the US Military for their heroism and selflessness after the attacks
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  • educate visitors, for years to come, on the events of 9/11 and the worldwide impact of this tragedy
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  • point the column towards New York City in some fashion
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  • integrate at least one flagpole for the US flag and lighting that will illuminate the flag and steel column at night. The current flag pole may be removed to accommodate designs.
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  • include seating within the monument
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  • must not include any sort of water feature or element that may require additional maintenance
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nSUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS, RULES & REGULATIONS
nEach designer/architect will be responsible for creating their own online application and submission materials. The appropriate and necessary text, diagrams, drawings and/or renderings remain the decision of the individual designer/architect. Applicants should reference the Submission Checklist and make sure to follow all submission guidelines.
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nSubmission Deadline
nAll entries must be received no later than 5:00pm on January 4, 2016.
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nCommunications
nYou may contact us with questions regarding this competition through Dec 21 by email at jcrickenberger@cornelius.org or by calling 704-896-8823. 
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nHow to Apply: 
nClick "APPLY TO THIS CALL" at the top of this page to begin your application. This process will prompt you to submit an artist statement, bio, resume, project history/references, 3 conceptual 9/11 Monument renderings and 3-7 portfolio samples. Please be sure to review the guidelines below prior to developing your conceptual renderings. 
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nGuidelines for Monument Design Renderings:
nCreate a total of 3 renderings of your monument design. Include one rendering that fulfills each of the following perspectives:
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na. Rendering/elevation from the main entry of the monument.
nb. Rendering/elevation from Main Street in front of the monument.
nc. Rendering/section from inside the monument to explain the design intent.
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nPlease provide the following information within your 3 renderings:n
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  • One true, north-up, color site plan image using 1” = 10’-0” or less.
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  • Images or diagrams to completely explain your design solution for this project.
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  • Notate any important features or details of the monument design.
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nNOTE: Applicants may submit up to TWO (2) 9/11 Monument Design Concepts by completing 2 separate applications. 
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