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23/11/2017

Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

 
Designed by the New York firm of Daniel Libeskind, the monument in the Canadian capital honors the millions of Jews that the Nazis murdered and the survivors who fled to Canada. The construction is organized in two zones with significant grade differences. From the access platform rise stairs between slanted concrete walls that make allusions to the future. The second space, encouraging contemplation and recapacitation about history, brings us deep into our innermost souls. The monument’s floor plan, an elongated Star of David, distributes the program in six triangular spaces. One is the 14-meter-high hall where visitors find themselves trapped between the floor and the ceiling. Large-format photographs taken by Edward Burtynskhy, incluiding of extermination camps, are shown on the concrete walls.
Memorials

Memorials

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