“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The public are being invited to provide feedback on the 10 shortlisted designs for the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial and learning centre which will stand in Victoria Tower Gardens.
This new structure will honour victims and survivors of Nazi persecution and will also educate future generations about the dangers of prejudice and hatred.
The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation launched a memorial international design competition in September 2016. It sought to identify the very best architectural talent to create an emotionally powerful and sensitively designed memorial. Ninety-two teams expressed an interest in the project, with a shortlist of 10 invited to submit concept designs. These designs are being displayed publically at a number of venues across the UK as well as online.
Consultations are taking place on the shortlist with the public, those working in the field of Holocaust remembrance and education, and technical experts. This consultation will play a crucial role in informing the jury’s final decision on the memorial.
Submit your feedback by email: ukhmf[at] cabinetoffice [dott] gov [dott] uk.
Image: View of the Palace of Westminster from Victoria Tower Gardens ©Malcolm Reading Consultants & Emily Whitfield-Wicks