The Government of the United Kingdom and competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the ten architect teams selected to envision designs for the new National Memorial to the Holocaust, to be located next to the UK Parliament. Designs will encompass a “striking” new National Memorial in Victoria Gardens, as well as a possible below ground Learning Center.
The 10 shortlisted teams were selected from nearly 100 entries from teams across the globe by a jury made up of notable figures in British culture, religion and architecture, including Director of Stanton Williams Architects, Paul Williams; former Serpentine Galleries Director Dame Julia Peyton-Jones; and National September 11 Memorial and Museum Director, Alice M Greenwald.
The shortlisted teams are as follows:
Allied Works (US) with artist Robert Montgomery
Caruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread
Foster + Partners (UK) with artist Michal Rovner
heneghan peng architects (IE) with multidisciplinary designers Bruce Mau Design
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (FI) with David Morley Architects
An exhibition of the ten conceptual designs will be on display in central London and select locations around the UK beginning in January 2017, seeking views and comments from all communities across the UK. The winning team will be selected by the independent jury chaired by Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the ITV Board.
“These teams are challenged with creating a vision for the Memorial which sensitively reflects the loss of life and humanity during the Holocaust. But it must also speak to everyone, with an unwavering commitment against all hatred and intolerance. The design will inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to commemorate and learn,” said Bazalgette.
The complete jury members include:
- Sir Peter Bazalgette (Jury Chair), Chair, United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Chair, ITV Board
- Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom
- Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
- Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
- Ben Helfgott MBE, Holocaust Survivor, Honorary President, ’45 Aid Society and President, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
- Sally Osman, Director of Royal Communications
- Loyd Grossman CBE, Chair of Royal Parks
- Alice M Greenwald, Director, National September 11 Memorial and Museum
- Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Journalist
- Baroness Kidron OBE, Film director and crossbench peer
- Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, Former Director of the Serpentine Galleries
- Paul Williams OBE, Director, Stanton Williams Architects
- Charlotte Cohen, Prime Minister’s Holocaust Youth Commissioner
- Natasha Kaplinsky, Broadcaster, Natasha recently recorded the testimony of over 100 Holocaust survivors and camp liberators.
To learn more about the project, visit the competition website, here.
News via Malcolm Reading Consultants.