Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Today (24 October), the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation has announced Adjaye Associates (UK) and Ron Arad Architects as the chosen designers for a new UK Holocaust Memorial. The winning design was chosen by a panel which included Ben Helfgott MBE, Honorary President of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. The memorial will be built in Victoria Tower Gardens, opposite Parliament, alongside a Learning Centre.
Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said:
‘We welcome the announcement of Adjaye Associates (UK) and Ron Arad Architects as the chosen team for the new UK Holocaust Memorial and commend all shortlisted designers for their commitment and passion for this important project.
The National Holocaust Memorial will be a fitting tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered in occupied Europe during the Holocaust, and to the survivors who rebuilt their lives in the UK, contributing so much to British life.
We look forward to working with the UKHMF, to ensure that the Memorial plays a central role in the national and local commemorations that the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust runs every year, all around the country.’