British architect David Adjaye and Israeli architect Ron Arad are set to design the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial. Following a competition launched by UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation the two were named the winners this week. The museum will commemorate the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, and to all other victims of Nazi persecution.
From a panel of 13 jurors including London mayor Sadiq Khan and holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott, the winning design was chosen. ‘This unique and immersive memorial is not just for Londoners, but for the whole UK. It will ensure the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten and will stand as a powerful reminder to future generations about the fragility of peace,’ said Khan in an interview with Dezeen writer Jessica Mairs. ‘The bold and sensitive collaboration between architecture, landscape architecture, art and design from such a multi-faceted and award-winning team truly captured our attention,’ added co-panelist and Design Council CEO, Sarah Weir.
‘But also the seriousness with which the team approached the brief and the responsibility they saw they had to carry the messages from this terrible history on to the generations to come,’ she continued. ‘Sir David Adjaye described the core of their concept during the interviews as being “architecture as emotion”.’
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