Haunting Green-Roofed Museum in Palmiry Honors Polish Holocaust Victims

by , 07/05/11

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The rusted steel facade is pierced with 2,252 holes that represent each of the people who lost their lives, while a glass wall overlooks the cemetery and three crosses. Even if these materials are not considered the most eco-nurturing, at 1,133 square meters, this space manages to retain a modest presence that respects its surroundings. This is best reflected in the low-lighting, which reduces energy, minimal use of materials, and the thoughtful preservation of key tree species. Not visible in these images is a flat green roof that aids in insulating this beautiful, reflective space.


Via Dezeen

images via Rafał Kłos

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