Remembering the Holocaust via Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' Memorial
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 United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the British Government have enlisted some of the top design firms in the... View full entry
Transborder wins competition for Holocaust-Center in Oslo
In tough competition with leading Norwegian offices (Snøhetta, Jensen & Skodvin, Jarmund Vigsnæs and Carl Viggo Hølmebakk) the young practice Transborder Studio wins the invited competition for an extension of the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities. The center is... View full entry
Shortlisted concepts for UK Holocaust Memorial revealed
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.
Here are the 10 shortlisted concepts for the Memorial and the Learning Centre.↓ Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad ArchitectsWith Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Plan A and DHA Designs ↓ Allied WorksWith Robert Montgomery, The Olin Studio, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Allied Info Works, Arup, Curl la... View full entry
The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team
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.
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"Architecture is a field of repression": Daniel Libeskind on childhood memories, trauma, and architecture
"You repress almost everything to produce a building," states Daniel Libeskind during a long and wide-ranging conversation with the architectural historian Gillian Darley in the context of the exhibition Childhood ReCollections: Memory in Design at the Roca London Gallery."Everything is repressed... View full entry
Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau
When a well-intentioned Alabama teenager tweeted a smiling selfie taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 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... View full entry
Italy’s planned Holocaust museum moving to EUR, Mussolini’s expo site
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 €15m spent to acquire a plot of land, the first Museo della Shoah quietly stalled before construction even started.
Daniel Libeskind design wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition
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.
Led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord, the Toronto-based team also includes Daniel Libeskind (architect), Edward Burtynsky (artist–photographer), Claude Cormier (landscape architect), and Doris Bergen (subject-matter advisor).More info about the project on Bustler. View full entry
Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition
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 — which had to be led by a Canadian citizen — consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.
Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group. View full entry
Libeskind's design selected for Columbus Holocaust memorial
The specially appointed Holocaust Memorial Artist Selection Committee overwhelmingly favored Daniel Libeskind’s design for an 18-foot tall brushed stainless-steel memorial accompanied by a 40-foot walkway and memorial words etched in limestone.
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’s proposal. He said a memorial with a Jewish... View full entry