Gallery: choose the best design for National Holocaust Memorial

JC readers can help decide which design is chosen.


Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, says: “I’m asking Jewish Chronicle readers to email their views. This feedback will be shared with the jury tasked with making the final decision.

Ten teams of architects are vying for the honour of designing the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre which will stand next to the Houses of Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens in central London.

The competition, launched by Prime Minister Theresa May last September, attracted interest from 92 teams from 26 countries. 

The 10 shortlisted contenders, whose designs are featured over three pages, come from Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada and include contributions from the sculptor Anish Kapoor, Turner Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread and celebrated British architect Norman Foster.

The designs will be displayed publicly at venues across the UK and online at http:/

A consultation involving members of the public, Holocaust survivors and educators as well as technical specialists will now take place. These views will go before a jury of experts who will select the winning entry this spring.

Mrs May said: “I will see to it that Britain will have that National Memorial and education centre — standing proudly and permanently as a testament to our values right next to Parliament at the heart of our democracy. 

“That education centre will include the testimony of Britain’s incredible Holocaust survivors so that their voices  will live on long after we are all gone.”

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