RH Partnership Architects is to design the world's first international centre for the study of genocide. The £10 million Aegis Institute, near Laxton in Nottinghamshire, will include educational buildings, exhibition areas, lecture and performance spaces, a multi-media unit and library and research facility. It will provide opportunities for remembrance and contemplation for visitors. Bob Geldof launched the plans last week, which will be funded by the Beth Shalom Centre.
RH Partnership will submit a planning application in the spring with completion likely by 2006.