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Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk

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Architects have until the end of today (26 March) to register for the international contest to design the new Second World War museum in Gdansk, Poland

The competition – announced in the AJ’s Competitions File in February – is being judged by an intriguing jury that includes Daniel Libeskind, urban planner Hans Stimmann and former RIBA president George Ferguson.

Outlining the brief, the contest organisers say: ‘We want to create a museum in Gdansk that will show the Poles as the first nation to stand up to Hitler, in the name of freedom and fundamental human values.

‘The defence of these values was the most important reason for the cataclysm of this war. At the same time, we want to present the experience of other nations that were conquered and occupied, that offered resistance and fought on the fronts and underground as well as with acts of civil disobedience. The commonalities and differences in the fortunes of countries should merge into a full picture of this most important and most disastrous event in the history of the 20th century.’

For more information visit www.muzeum1939.pl/?str=1&lang=en.

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