MH17 memorial competition launched by Amsterdam
In honour of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Amsterdam has recently launched a design competition for a memorial.
The submissions deadline for the competition is 10 December 2014, and the winner will be announced on 20 January 2015.
The Marine Establissement site in the city center, which is a 350-year-old Dutch Navy Base, has been chosen as the memorial location. Man-made to accommodate a large shipyard and situated on the island of Kattenburg, a landscape park will also be incorporated into the memorial site as a way of transforming the former military site into a place for the public.
MH17 was a scheduled international passenger flight flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, 2014. All 298 on board perished in the tragedy.