Gallery: Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

 

The museum just opened this week in a lot adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial placed in 1992. The LAMH is the oldest holocaust museum in the US and this is its fourth and final location. Its subtle design is meant to blend in with the park, offering a public open space. The exterior is very gracious, featuring a green roof with a series of walkways pressed into its undulating shape – pedestrians may not even be aware when they are on museum grounds.

The entrance is subtly placed as a long descending corridor, splitting the body of the building into two. Windows on either side of the descending entrance let light into the heart of the space. The spaces are designed with lowered ceilings and lighting as the embedded rooms tell the story of the Jewish experience as the war unfolds.

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  1. Foster + Partners Unvei... November 29, 2010 at 9:17 am

    [...] museum is named for UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and as such Foster + Partners [...]

  2. devil-in-details October 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Very impressive. Looks like project successfully resolves Triple F dilemma (Form Follows Function / Function Follows Form). Rare thing by the way in the modern architecture http://bit.ly/aYBTSF

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