The winner was announced by the American architect Antoine Predok (about the course of the competition, see news from 21.11.03, 22.03.04, 03.05.04). He was the clear favorite in the competition, which involved 62 architectural firms from 21 countries. At the same time, the Ancestor said that for a long time he did not dare to send his project to the organizers, as, in principle, he was afraid of such open competitions.
The project, worth 300 million Canadian dollars, is expected to be completed by 2009-2010.
The work of the Ancestor is built on the opposition of opposites: light and shadow, weightlessness and materiality of stone, shiny and matte surfaces, earth and sky. The overall composition conveys both upward aspiration and rootedness in the basic values of the struggle for human rights observance.