Design the Entry Gate and the Torch for 11th South Asian Games

on Tuesday 27 October 2009 - 05:49:58 | by NEO
ArchSociety News received a press release yesterday from IAB (signed by Mamnoon Morshed Choudhury) about an interesting design competition. Its about designing the Entry Gate and the Torch of 11th South Asian Games. We are quoting the copy of the letter as it was sent:
"The 11th South Asian Games is going to be held on 29 January 2010 and the Organizing Committee of the Games has approached IAB on 24.10.09 to very quickly organize an Open Competition for Design of the Entry Gate and Torch at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka.

The Entry Gate and Torch of an international sports event is always a significant symbol of the event. The Torch will be the main focus of the inaugural and closing ceremonies. Therefore, a design that symbolizes the spirit of the South Asian Games and the host country Bangladesh, will be a very prestigious one.

As you can understand, the timeline is very short and the competition has to be organized within the time constraints. After selection of the design, contractor appointment and construction work has to commence within shortest possible time. We have been informed that all construction works at the Bangabandhu National Stadium needs to completed by 15.01.10. As such, the design should consider factors like time and ease of construction etc.

With the time constrains in consideration, IAB and the Organizing Committee of 11th SA Games, have prepared the outline of the Open design Competition. The salient features of which is presented below-

Participants Eligibility
: Members and Candidate Members of IAB.
Number of Entries from Each Participant : Not limited
Briefing Session on site: on Tuesday, 27.10.09 at 5.30pm.
Competition Brief to be handed out to intending participants during the Briefing Session.
Competition Brief will also be e-mailed to intending participants from IAB upon request.
No prior registration is required.
Submission Requirements [in brief] : Architectural Drawings, 3D and a Model.
Prize Money :
1st Prize : Tk .2,50,000.00
2nd Prize : Tk. 1,50,000.00
3rd Prize : Tk. 1,00,000.00
The entry awarded 1st Prize shall be selected for implementation.
The award money to be paid as 1st Prize shall form one part of the design fee. The second part of the fee will be an amount of Tk.2,00,000 which will paid as Supervision Fee.
Date & Place of Submission : Within 9pm, Tuesday,10.11.09 at the office of Secretary, Bangladesh Olympic Association, Jatiyo Krira Porishod building, Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka.
Jury Panel :
Ar. Prof. Shamsul Wares
Ar. Saif Ul Huq
Ar. Md. Ehsan Khan
Mr. Bashir Ahmed, Ex Secretary General, Bangladesh Olympic Association
Maj. Gen. Hamid Al Hasan, E.In.C, Bangladesh Armed Forces

Your enthusiastic participation will make the competition a success."
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