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Royal Parks opposes location of Adjaye and Arad’s Holocaust Memorial


Anyone who's designed a holocaust memorial, or even visited one for that matter, knows how impossible it is for the architecture to succeed while, at the same time, attempt to "tell a story." In the face of unspeakable inhumanity, the more silent the architecture, the powerful the message. The choice of site for this monument may have been the most powerful architectural decision. The architecture of the proposal would improve immensely were it to be less overtly didactic (mastaba-as-death chamber and heroic parallel walls demonstrating we all die alone) and simply work quietly to exploit the charged space between the Christian monument to the death of one and the memorial to the murder of millions.

Posted date

11 February, 2019

Posted time

12:56 pm


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