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Ten design proposals for the new UK Holocaust Memorial released

Images and design boards from shortlisted teams available in online gallery

Top left to right: Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects; Allied Works; Anish Kapor and Zaha Hadid Architects; Caruso St John, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread; Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Bottom left to right: Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner; heneghan peng architects and Sven Anderson; John McAslan + Partners and MASS Design Group; Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and David Morley Architects; Studio Libeskind and Haptic Architects.

Images courtesy of respective teams.

The ten design proposals for the United Kingdom’s National Holocaust Memorial have been released in an online gallery.

The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched an international design competition in September 2016, seeking to identify the very best architectural talent to create an emotionally powerful and sensitively-designed memorial. Ninety-two teams entered the competition, with a shortlist of ten invited to submit concept designs. These designs are being displayed publicly at a number of venues across the UK, as well as online.

The new memorial will stand in the shadow of Parliament, at the heart of our democracy, in Victoria Tower Gardens. This new structure will honour victims and survivors of Nazi persecution. It will also educate future generations about the dangers of prejudice and hatred, and serve as a powerful statement of our values as a nation.

The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation is consulting on the shortlist with technical experts, those working in the eld of Holocaust remembrance and education, as well as the general public. The winning design will be selected by a jury, but the public consultation will help inform the nal decision on the memorial.

The ten shortlisted designs can be viewed online, and members of the public are invited to submit their feedback by email. You are asked to specify the design team to which you are referring when providing feedback.

A summary of the feedback received will be provided to the competition jury. Please note that the UKHMF is not able to respond to individual submissions.