Shortlisted designs revealed for UK Holocaust Memorial and learning centre

The ten international teams were selected from almost 100 entries, and include Adjaye Associates with Ron Arad Associates and Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor.

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Update 2 August 2017: A new exhibition showcasing the 10 shortlisted designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and learning centre has opened at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London. Visitors are able to look at models of the shortlisted designs, give feedback on them and watch video testimonials from British Holocaust survivors. The exhibition runs until 22 August 2017 at the V&A’s Raphael Gallery, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL. Entry is free.


Designs by shortlisted teams in a competition to design a £40 million national Holocaust memorial have gone on public display.

The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched the memorial international design competition in September, to design a national memorial commemorating the Holocaust next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.

After receiving 92 entries, 10 shortlisted teams were revealed in November 2016, and included Adjaye Associates with Ron Arad Associates and Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor.

On display to the public

Now the shortlisted designs are being publicly displayed at various venues across the UK, as well as online.

Designs on display include Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor and Rachel Whiteread’s translucent sculpture and series of large chambers for an accompanying learning centre below ground.

Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner have designed an underground ramp structure, which is marked at its entrance with a sculpture of Broken Books to represent the burning of millions of books by the Nazis in 1933.

Submit feedback

Members of the public can view all of the 10 shortlisted designs here, and submit feedback by email to ukhmf@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Any feedback will be passed onto the jury, which includes jury chair Sir Peter Bazalgette, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and former director of Serpentine Galleries Dame Julia Peyton-Jones.

The overall winner will be announced in summer 2017.

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© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and David Morley Architects & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© John McAslan + Partners and MASS Design Group & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© John McAslan + Partners and MASS Design Group & Malcolm Reading Consultants
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© heneghan peng architects & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Diamond Schmitt Architects & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Diamond Schmitt Architects & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Caruso St John, Marcus Taylor, Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Caruso St John, Marcus Taylor, Rachel Whiteread & Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Zaha Hadid Architects & Malcolm Reading Consultants
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