ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. A First Look at Omniplan's Proposed Dallas Holocaust Museum

A First Look at Omniplan's Proposed Dallas Holocaust Museum

A First Look at Omniplan's Proposed Dallas Holocaust Museum
A First Look at Omniplan's Proposed Dallas Holocaust Museum , © Dallas Holocaust Museum / Omniplan
© Dallas Holocaust Museum / Omniplan

The Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance has officially gone public with plans to build a new permanent home in the city’s West End, across from the museum’s current location. Preliminary designs, by Texas-based Omniplan Architects, indicate a modest concrete and weathered steel structure with expanded galleries that would be built on parcel bound by Ross Avenue, Houston Street and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light. 

“Our focus, of course, will be on preserving evidence of the Holocaust and teaching lessons of that event,” said the museum’s president and CEO Mary Pat Higgins to The Dallas Morning News. “But we also want to deal with genocide around the world and current events related to prejudice and hatred, and goodness knows there are plenty of things happening today that prove the reason why this museum is important. I don’t know any other Holocaust museum that deals with the civil rights movement and human rights issues.”

At this point, an estimated completion date has yet to be announced.

© Dallas Holocaust Museum / Omniplan
© Dallas Holocaust Museum / Omniplan

News via the Dallas Morning News

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "A First Look at Omniplan's Proposed Dallas Holocaust Museum " 18 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/588937/a-first-look-at-omniplan-s-proposed-dallas-holocaust-museum/>
Read comments