Grave memorial design competition for former President Koivisto
The winner of the design competition for the grave memorial for former President of the Republic of Finland Mauno Koivisto has been declared. The winning design is entitled ‘Kartta’ and was designed by visual artist and photographer Perttu Saksa.
The runner up is a sculpture by sculptor Matti Nurminen entitled ‘Tarttis tehrä jotain’, and sculptor Bjarne Lönnroos’s entry ‘Jää sulaa’ came in third place. The judging committee also decided to award EUR 1,000 as a commendation for sculptor Pertti Mäkinen’s design ‘Heijastus’.
At the start of January 2018, the Prime Minister’s Office announced a design competition for the design of a grave memorial for former President of the Republic of Finland Mauno Koivisto. A total of 138 proposals were received by the closing date. The aim is to have the grave memorial ready and in place at the Hietaniemi Cemetery by 25 November, the anniversary of the birth of Koivisto.