UK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

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Victoria Tower Park, London, UK

2017

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2 Stage Competition

Landscape Architects

Lily Jencks Studio, John McAslan+ Partners and MASS Design Group

Image by John McAslan+Partners and MASS Design Group

In Jewish tradition, the laying of a stone at a grave marks the loved ones who have come to remember the deceased.This simple act binds generations together. The legacy of the Holocaust - or Shoah - is not just the elimination of nearly 6 million Jews; but the grievous loss of generations that never came to be—millions of stones yet to be placed. 

The memorial is sunken into the ground, with ramps leading the visitor to a 6 million stones installation at the centre of the memorial.

Images by John McAslan+Partners and MASS Design Group

Visitors will be invited to make a pledge to do more to stop future atrocities and take one stone as a mark of this pledge.

Image by John McAslan+Partners and MASS Design Group

 Once the stones are removed an amphitheatre will be revealed providing a new space for interaction and remembering the holocaust. 

Lily Jencks Studio: Lily Jencks, Mieke Tanghe, John Yim.

Collaborators:  John McAslan+ Partners and MASS Design Group

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- October 2019 Ruins Studio wins the ABB Leaf Award in the category "Best New Start-Up Practice Project" -June 2019 LJS Quintessentially English: What does it mean to be Native, listed as 1 of 10 unmissable events and exhibitions @ London Festival of Architecture 2019 - 22 June 2019 Talk with Lily Jencks at Cabot Square for 'Quintessential English Garden' as part of the LFA - February 2019 Lily Jencks Studio winner @ SURFACE DESIGN AWARD in the category"Housing Interior Surface" with the project Powis Cloud - January 2019 Ruins Studio published by TASCHEN in "Homes for our time -Contemporary Houses around the World"  -September 2018 Ruins Studio shortlisted for the "Dezeen Award" in the category Architecture/House - November 2017 Ruins Studio, Scotland wins the "GIA Supreme Award" & the "GIA Award 2017" in the category "Residential"  https://gia-org-uk.squarespace.com/ -June 2017 Talk with Lily Jencks: "LONGEVITY Cure and Care in Creation @ London Festival of Architecture