The Tri An Foundation announced stage one competition winners of the Tri An Monument to be build in Louisville, USA. 128 entries from 29 countries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel.
Grega Vezjak’s submission was selected as one of the three finalists.

In Louisville, Kentucky, a diverse group of citizens led by Yung Nguyen, an immigrant from Vietnam, has conceived this idea of a monument of thanksgiving; a place of special recognition for the tremendous sacrifices the American and South Vietnamese Armed Forces made during the Vietnam War in order to give the Vietnamese people a chance to live in freedom.

This citizen’s group formed a foundation to develop this concept and to raise private funds to implement it. The foundation’s name is “Tri Ân”, which means “deep gratitude” in the Vietnamese language.

A site was secured in an existing park dedicated to veterans. It is in Jeffersontown, a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky. It is the Foundation’s intent to fund and build the Tri Ân Monument based upon the selected design.

The second stage will involve a detailed evaluation of the three finalist’s designs, which will result in the selection of the winning design by the Tri Ân Foundation Board of Directors.

More about the competition can be found here. To get more detail about the finalists, design of Grega Vezjak click here.