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Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

Design | June 9, 2014 |

holocaust monument ottawaImage courtesy of Ron Arad Studio

Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

Ron Arad Studio and David Adjaye Associates team up for Holocaust Monument in Ottawa for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition, to envision an evocative proposal commemorating the events, victims, and survivors of a grave moment in human history.

holocaust monument ottawaImage courtesy of Ron Arad Studio

Avoiding the use of direct symbols, the design places 23 sinuous and slender walls parallel to one another, creating a field of canyon-like passageways of 120 centimeters apart, visitors are only able to pass through each crevice in single file.

holocaust monument ottawaImage courtesy of Ron Arad Studio

There are 23 textured, tinted and articulated concrete foils in total, facilitating 22 pathways-one for each country in which Jewish communities were decimated during the Holocaust. Their combined impact, an interplay between robustness and frailty, cohesiveness and fragmentation. The narrow passages pull the eye upwards, through canyon-like undulations which frame the sky above.

holocaust monument ottawaImage courtesy of Ron Arad Studio

The partitions rise to a height of 14 metres, drawing the eye upward toward the framed sky. The dynamic and striking composition encourages movement and contemplation among visitors.

more. www.ronarad.co.uk | www.adjaye.com

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