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Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial Design Competition proposal / Julian King Architect

Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial Design Competition proposal / Julian King Architect
Courtesy of Julian King Architect
Courtesy of Julian King Architect

New York-based Julian King Architect shared with us their proposal for the Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial Design Competition, selected as one of the six finalists. The competition will announce the winning project in November. More images and architect’s description after the break.

An ethereal wall of over 100,000 glass bottles-representing those who survived the Nazi death camps, and each containing a personal message, rises out of the sand as a glimmering beacon of hope and testament to human resilience in the face of atrocity.

Courtesy of Julian King Architect
Courtesy of Julian King Architect

A call is put out for letters and photographs that bear witness to the survivors, to be placed inside recycled glass bottles by local New Jersey schoolchildren.

Built by the community and the world, the memorial attests to the fragile but enduring bonds of humanity.

Courtesy of Julian King Architect
Courtesy of Julian King Architect

The messages in the bottles are at once personal and universal. The intimate notes and photographs from the memorial’s “castaways” invoke the Diaspora, while bearing witness to all those that suffered in the Shoah; healing the fragments of history and faith into a collective image of courage and redemption.

To witness these messages is to participate in an act of salvation.

Courtesy of Julian King Architect
Courtesy of Julian King Architect

Design Team: Julian King, Christina Lyons, Adrian Castineira, Sean Barry Structural Engineering Consultants: Guy Nordenson and Associates Structural Engineers LLP, Todd Dalland, FTL/Solar Lighting Consultant: Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial Design Competition proposal / Julian King Architect" 16 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/82019/atlantic-city-holocaust-memorial-design-competition-proposal-julian-king-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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