Eight candidates have been selected for the second phase of the international competition to design two national public art memorial sites to commemorate the 2011 terror attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. Selected from over 300 artists and architects from 46 different countries, the Art Selection Committee have shortlisted the following candidates:
- Jonas Dahlberg (SE)
- Jeremy Deller (UK)
- Estudio SIC (ES)
- Goksøyr & Martens and Snøhetta (NO)
- Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter (NO)
- Haugen/Zohar arkitekter (NO)
- Paul Murdoch Architects (US)
- NLÉ & Kunlé Adeyemi (NL/NG)
This second phase of the competition will end in February 2014, with the announcement of the winning candidate. The memorialin Hole and the temporary memorial in Oslo is expected for completion by July 22, 2015. The date of completion for the permanent memorial in Oslo will be determined by the redevelopment of the Government Quarter.
Ten million Norwegian kroner (NOK) have been earmarked for the permanent memorial site in the Government Quarter in Oslo, and two million NOK to the temporary project. Five million NOK have been earmarked for the memorial site in Hole Council.