Candace Couse

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Germany: Berlin's Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meters site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. 

According to Eisenman's project text, the slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. 

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