The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched an international design competition in September 2016, seeking to identify the very best architectural talent to create an emotionally powerful and sensitively-designed memorial.
The new memorial will stand in the shadow of Parliament, at the heart of our democracy, in Victoria Tower Gardens. This new structure will honour victims and survivors of Nazi persecution.
It will also educate future generations about the dangers of prejudice and hatred, and serve as a powerful statement of our values as a nation.
The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation is consulting on the shortlist with technical experts, those working in the field of Holocaust remembrance and education, as well as the general public.
The winning design will be selected by a jury, but the public consultation will help inform the final decision on the memorial. The ten design proposals for the United Kingdom’s National Holocaust Memorial:
• Adjaye Associates
• Allied Works Architecture
• Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects
• Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread
• Diamond Schmitt Architects
• Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner
• heneghan peng architects
• John McAslan + Partners and MASS Design Group
• Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and David Morley Architects
• Studio Libeskind and Haptic Architects
Source and images, Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants.
Article by Marco Rinaldi