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Adjaye and Arad’s ‘eleventh-hour’ holocaust memorial redesign fails to silence critics


It is not a happy situation when a serious cultural and symbolic building starts being redesigned as though it were a speculative office proposal, being changed in response to comments from organisations with different perspectives. Either the original design was of an integrity that deserved complete support or it wasn't. The fact that the designers are prepared to compromise is not encouraging. Why can't we accept that, in retrospect, this was not the best choice of site? Having done so, pick a new one and ask the designers to do exactly what they feel is right and give them 100 per cent backing. The project is far more important than the location.

Posted date

1 May, 2019

Posted time

8:30 am