Archinect - News 2017-05-24T21:22:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150002867/remembering-the-holocaust-via-anish-kapoor-and-zaha-hadid-architects-memorial Remembering the Holocaust via Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' Memorial Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T12:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T18:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oj0ed5uksf4v6t9.jpg" width="650" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a week in which the White House Press Secretary stated that Hitler never gassed his own people, it's worth taking a moment to remember the Holocaust. In the U.K., the&nbsp;United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the British Government have enlisted some of the top design firms in the world, including Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp;to design a Holocaust Memorial. Kapoor and ZHA's proposal, which places a purposefully awkwardly-sited bronze-cast meteorite partially below ground, is simultaneously disturbing and contemplative.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4s/4s9zj2n175r80n60.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59og7fydi18w3pg2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45uzvvig1mn15p5b.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain in their statement, "Meteorites, mountains and stones are often at the centre of places of reflection, especially in the Jewish tradition. They call on the vastness of nature to be a witness to our humanity. A memorial to the Holocaust must be contemplative and silent, such that it evokes our empathy. It must be a promise to future generations that this terrible chapter in human history can never occur again."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yy4y7cegnnq50gne.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uqqc2pqw2q9oil5z.jpg"></p><p>In the video ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001624/transborder-wins-competition-for-holocaust-center-in-oslo Transborder wins competition for Holocaust-Center in Oslo Archinect 2017-04-06T20:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-08T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/todh46r73vnqgjty.jpg" width="650" height="553" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In tough competition with leading Norwegian offices (<a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, Jensen &amp; Skodvin, Jarmund Vigsn&aelig;s and Carl Viggo H&oslash;lmebakk) the young practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/transborderstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transborder Studio</a>&nbsp;wins the invited competition for an extension of the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities. The center is located in Oslo, Norway, in a villa from 1917.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2y/2ygh0w1pc1lxjrm6.jpg"></p><p>Villa Grande has a turbulent history. Most affected is the villa by its notorious inmate during the occupation period leaving imprints of paranoia and nazi philosophy on the architecture. The villa&rsquo;s narrow, somewhat claustrophobic exhibition rooms are fitting as framework for exhibiting one of mankind&rsquo;s worst traumas. But the extension that will house an expanded HL-center exhibition activity should give a new spatial dimension and become a counterweight to this world of heavy architectural symbolism. Our proposal creates a subtle framework for new narratives of conditions of minority groups in the world. By cultivating the edge of the &ldquo;castle plateau&rdquo; wit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989021/shortlisted-concepts-for-uk-holocaust-memorial-revealed Shortlisted concepts for UK Holocaust Memorial revealed Justine Testado 2017-01-27T18:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T20:42:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bi86015sjvydmvsk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the somber occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 10 shortlisted proposals for the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition have been publicly revealed. The proposals were designed by the 10 star-studded teams who were invited to submit concepts this past fall.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are the 10 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969592/the-search-is-on-for-the-uk-holocaust-memorial-design-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted</a> concepts for the Memorial and the Learning Centre.</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects</strong><br>With Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Plan A and DHA Designs&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3x/3xkt9xhwjeodccrq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15ow5akau8vrkxbb.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Allied Works</strong><br>With Robert Montgomery, The Olin Studio, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Allied Info Works, Arup, Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture, PFB Construction Management Services Ltd, BuroHappold and Nathaniel Lichfield &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zso2gfvqog0jl7kq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59erdc5r6j7s9de0.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects</strong><br>With Sophie Walker Studio, Arup Lighting, Event London, Lord Cultural Resources, Max Fordham, Michael Hadi Associates, Gardiner &amp; Theobald, Whybrow, Access=Design and Goddard Consulting</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r8f9kpwoddz0rr09.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7ld0e91u1k28hvec.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread</strong><br>With Vogt Landscape Architects, Arup Lighting and David Bonnett Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8h/8h8s6o63w8uxzf64.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9e/9e3eks0ydiyx3srk.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Diamond Schmitt Architects</strong><br>With Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Martha Schwartz Partners and Arup</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/958ie8ir3d10964e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7c/7cv9hu7libcmi9ej.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner</strong><br>With Simon Schama, Avner Shalev, Local Projects, Samantha Heywood, David Bonnett Associates, Til...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969592/the-search-is-on-for-the-uk-holocaust-memorial-design-team The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team Justine Testado 2016-09-20T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zm72axbfbs8x6u1u.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113367275/proposal-for-the-future-of-auschwitz-birkenau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141442659/architecture-is-a-field-of-repression-daniel-libeskind-on-childhood-memories-trauma-and-architecture "Architecture is a field of repression": Daniel Libeskind on childhood memories, trauma, and architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-11-19T17:05:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:24:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/ala5k5qxili21tp1.jpg" width="650" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"You repress almost everything to produce a building," states Daniel Libeskind during a long and wide-ranging <a href="http://childhoodrecollections.roca-exhibitions.co.uk/events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conversation</a> with the architectural historian Gillian Darley&nbsp;in the context of the exhibition <em>Childhood ReCollections: Memory in Design</em> at the Roca London Gallery.<br><br>"Everything is repressed because it has to fit into the context, it has to be stylized, it has to appeal to clients, it has to be normal," he contends. "But I always thought, try to show what has been repressed in architecture. It&rsquo;s very difficult because people don&rsquo;t like it."<br><br>Their conversation touches on a number of Libeskind's central concerns and makes frequent reference to both his biography and his oeuvre. Here are some of the highlights (check out the full video below):<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q4zk65521vjcmyfc.jpg"><br><br><strong>On his childhood:</strong></p><ul><li>"I was lucky to have that experience of... the mythology of New York, which is arriving by boat as an immigrant. You know, woken up, 4 o&rsquo;clock in the morning by my mother with my sister, go up, wake up, 'you&rsquo;re going to see Ne...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/113367275/proposal-for-the-future-of-auschwitz-birkenau Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-11T14:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T22:13:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6ujttfmy8dhzzr9b.jpg" width="615" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When a well-intentioned Alabama teenager tweeted a smiling <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/07/22/the-other-side-of-the-infamous-auschwitz-selfie/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">selfie taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau</a>, she attracted a deluge of hatred and outrage from across the internet. Lambasted as disrespectful, insensitive and inappropriate, the selfie was later explained as a means of memorializing her visit to the camp for her father, who had passed away exactly a year prior to her visit. Her gesture was <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/should-auschwitz-be-a-site-for-selfies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by no mean the first or last of its kind</a>, and represents an inevitable schism in memorial politics &ndash; as traumas recede from lived-past into historical contexts, how should cultural inheritance be balanced against personal experience? And how can this balance be articulated in the memorial space?</p><p>Currently, Auschwitz-Birkenau is memorialized in a variety of ways, but the structures themselves are not being actively preserved. In 1947, the Polish government established a memorial to all victims, and opened an exhibition of prisoner paraphernalia at Birkenau in 1955. Auschwitz I, the original death ca...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108250364/italy-s-planned-holocaust-museum-moving-to-eur-mussolini-s-expo-site Italy’s planned Holocaust museum moving to EUR, Mussolini’s expo site Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:10:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6e/6e8969936a8149e464caa17df125a5d4.jpg" width="550" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Holocaust museum planned for Rome since 2005 could open next year in a new, bigger location at EUR, named after the Esposizione Universale Roma, in time to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. After almost a decade of delay and &euro;15m spent to acquire a plot of land, the first Museo della Shoah quietly stalled before construction even started.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99650281/daniel-libeskind-design-wins-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2014-05-12T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:18:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mo8lhis0qmwoffce.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Team Lord of Toronto was announced today as the winner to design the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada's capital. The team's proposal, titled "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival", was selected out of six finalists who were invited to present their concepts to a jury of professionals and then to the public during the national design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist&ndash;photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ecxjtppda08qk9.jpg"></p><p>More info about the project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/daniel_libeskind_design_wins_canadian_national_holocaust_monument_competiti/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85388392/six-finalists-listed-for-last-phase-of-the-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-competition Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:18:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qrwexsc72iczmpqy.jpg" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six finalist teams were invited to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument that will be built in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The two-phase national competition began with a Call for Qualifications in May 2013. The teams &mdash; which had to be led by a Canadian citizen &mdash; consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72768306/libeskind-s-design-selected-for-columbus-holocaust-memorial Libeskind's design selected for Columbus Holocaust memorial Archinect 2013-05-08T17:58:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:09:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/dem2jhj0zvcuqabe.jpg" width="640" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The specially appointed Holocaust Memorial Artist Selection Committee overwhelmingly favored Daniel Libeskind&rsquo;s design for an 18-foot tall brushed stainless-steel memorial accompanied by a 40-foot walkway and memorial words etched in limestone.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After a daylong meeting in which the panel heard extensive presentations from all three artists, Richard H. Finan, chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, which will make the final decision on the design, strongly opposed Libeskind&rsquo;s proposal. He said a memorial with a Jewish religious symbol would immediately open the state to legal challenges from the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations because of the separation of church and state.</p>