The London-based architect is also up against Japanese star Kengo Kuma and Israeli-born Zvi Hecker to win the 3,200m2 scheme, which will also house ‘an Education Centre for the History of National Socialism’.
According to the contest organisers, the City of Munich with the Free State of Bavaria, the projects aims to ‘embed memories of the Nazi era topographically into the city and at the same time offer scope for discussion and better understanding of Munich’s significance and function as the one-time Capital of the Movement'.
A statement from the city authority’s website reads: ‘It is for society as a whole to show future generations that democracy and tolerance cannot be taken for granted, but have to be constantly secured and shaped anew.’
The new building has been earmarked for a site on Brienner Strasse, next to the Königsplatz and the Kunstareal, Munich’s gallery and museum quarter in the city centre.
The finalists will submit their proposals before 20 November.