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Daniel Libeskind Design Wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument Competition

by , 05/13/14
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Team Lord of Toronto, which includes architect Daniel Libeskind, was just announced as the winner of the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. Their proposal, entitled Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival, was selected out of six finalists and is scheduled for inauguration in the Fall of 2015.



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The team was led by co-president of Lord Cultural Resources Gail Dexter-Lord and included architect Daniel Libeskind, artist and photographer Edward Burtynsky, landscape architect Claude Cormier and subject-matter advisor Doris Bergen.

Related: Daniel Libeskind Unveils Designs for Funky Metallic Apartments in Berlin

The memorial will be located in the center of Canada’s capital, at the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets and will face the famous Canadian War Museum. The concept is based on interconnecting triangular volumes organized around a central gathering space. Six volumes create smaller spaces and provide an ambiance for contemplation. The project aims to combine architecture, landscape and art and features Libeskind’s trademark sharp angular forms.

+ Studio Daniel Libeskind

Via Archinect, Bustler

Images via the Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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  1. Monument Blog June 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    What a great departure from Libeskind’s Berlin Memorial. This is much more reminiscient of his Berlin Jewish Museum with a bit of the Dresden Military History Museum mixed in. At this point, Libeskind has explored the Holocaust so many times, it seems appropriate to ask “Are these ideas the leftovers?”

  2. CardiffJeff May 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Yes, well… where is the memorial to the aboriginal population of Canada who suffered a 40 to 80% decrease in population, following contact with Europeans?

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