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This is a memorial hall for writer Ryotaro Shiba, a figure representative of postwar Japan. The curved pavilion is on a site adjacent to the garden of the writer’s own residence, located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Osaka. The buil
David Adjaye has designed the Barbados Heritage District, including a monument to serve as a reminder of slavery. The location is Newton Plantation outside Bridgetown, capital of the small Caribbean island country which recently became a parliamentar
Canonized in 2005, the Chilean Jesuit Alberto Hurtado (1901-1952) devoted his life to providing assistance and comfort to children and young people in need, a mission for which he became a prominent figure in the first half of the 20th century. In 19
Located on a mountainside overlooking the East China Sea, this mausoleum forms part of Chin Pao San, a private cemetery that belongs to the Jinshan District of New Taipei City.
Dedicated to Wang Jing – an imperial scholar of the Ming Dynasty who was chief editor of the Yongle Encyclopedia –, the memorial hall is inserted into the traditional town center of Wang village, which is quite run-down and threatened by neglect and
Inserted into a cliff in Lima and echoing the surroundings through its materials, the memorial seeks to foster reconcitiation among Peruvians in the wake of decades of violence.
Set on a floor of gravel, with its distinct sound when trod on, the stelas of CorTen steel evoke with their rigid modularization the bunk beds that lined the sheds of the extermination camp.
The German occupation of Poland from 1939 to 1945 was one of the most atrocious episodes of the already in itself atrocious Second World War. Not only did it wipe out the country’s Jewish population; it also carried out the systematic destruction of
Posed on the site of one of the bloodiest battles waged during the Great War, the huge ring lists on its inside the names of the 579,606 of different nationalities who perished.
Surrounded by military constructions and connected to a dramatic accessway made of concrete walls, a forest of oak trees grows in Warsaw to commemorate the Katyn Massacre.
The ocher-toned concrete monolith surrounded by the ruins of prison sheds harbors the museum conceived to remind the world of some of the most terrible episodes of 20th-century France.
The faceted pavilion of access to the only building that has gone up until now (the National September 11 Memorial Museum) in the urban and emotional void left by the Twin Towers after the terrorist attack embodies a careful reaction to the horizonta
Facing the sea, a memorial made of wood, plastic and glass shelters a flame that commemorates the 17th-century burning of supposed witches on a Norwegian island.
La obra consiste en un cuadrado de nueve metros de lado en un paisaje selvático muy particular. Dos de los lados están bordeados por un arroyo de aguas cristalinas; atravesando en diagonal el cuadrado discurre otro curso menor que configura una peque
Of colossal proportions, the Memorial to Latin America was built by governor Orestes Quércia whom, at that time, had political ambitions of being chosen President of the Republic. Though his political project failed, he left as testimony this complex
Situado cerca de Berlín, el que fuera hasta su liberación en 1945 campo de concentración nazi, pasó a ser el Campo Especial Soviético nº 7, y en él fueron posteriormente recluidos ciudadanos de Alemania Oriental. En este complejo desbordante de signi
Aside from the atrocities of the Nazi regime, the city of Vienna witnessed in the 15th century a wave of anti-Semitism that ended with the Jewish quarter in 1420 and also with one of the greatest synagogues in Europe. After using the stones of its wa
The target of the air strike carried out on 1 March was a telecommunications tower outside Kyiv. At least five people died and another five were injured. Ruslan Kavatsiuk of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center informed The New York Times that the
Advancing towards the heart of the USSR in the autumn of 1941, the Third Reich troops took Kiev on 19 September. A bit over a week later, the Einsatzgruppen C mobile death squads of the SS, with the collaboration of locals, murdered 33,771 Jews in th
Soon after completing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., David Adjaye has carried the day over 92 others in the competition for the UK National Holocaust Memorial in London. The monument will
Symbols of a dramatic epoch, modern monuments have had to revive an ancient function of architecture, perhaps its most essential one: remembering the dead.
We suffer memory disorders. Both individuals and societies need to balance memory and oblivion, defining personal or collective identity and at the same time clearing the mind to let the new come in. However, today we suffer from both excessive and e
Puede ser que buscándolo no lo encuentres. No tiene un nombre, ni ningún cartel que lo señale. Y no parece precisamente un monumento, sino más bien unas ruinas misteriosas ocupando toda una manzana en pleno centro de Berlín. Sin embargo, una vez cruz
The deaths of Miralles and Oíza, which have coincided with those of the American Hejduk and Dieste, give a melancholy glow to the placidity of summer.
La perspectiva de entrada al cementerio sur de Estocolmo constituye el paradigma del paisaje de la muerte entendido como celebración panteísta de la naturaleza, y esta circunstancia ha eclipsado el resto de la importante obra funeraria de Asplund y L
The German general elections have prompted the discussion of the future of symbolic projects like the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.