In 2020, Mayor of the city of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov and Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity Mariluze Beck signed a memorandum on the establishment of a memorial park in Odesa "Against Oblivion".
Construction is planned on the territory of the former artillery depots in the area of Tolbukhin Square. Landscaping includes the creation of a memorial and a park near the memorial, where in October 1941 the Nazis burned more than 25,000 residents of the city.
The city council provides solutions to all organizational and legal issues, and funding is provided by Germany and partly by the local budget.
Grant Office Odesa 5T is the customer of the design and construction of the memorial park. In early August, the architects who participated in the competition for the best idea for the design of the memorial were awarded.
In total, 4 projects took part in the competition, and the works were evaluated by an expert jury.
The project of Natalia Golovchenko and Konstantin Markov was chosen as the best idea.
2nd place - architects Yuri Belikov, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Sergei Teplyakov.
Honored Architect of Ukraine Serhiy Slyusarenko took 3rd place in the competition.
The next stage of the project is to develop a project based on the idea of the winner. The wishes of local residents and the coordination council will be taken into account when creating the project.
The capsule is planned to be laid on October 23 as the beginning of work on the creation of a memorial park.