Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Competition


1st Prize Entry by querkraft architekten (Image © querkraft architekten)

 

 

Memorials to commemorate atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II have taken many forms. Holocaust museums such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. by Pei Cobb Freed or the Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, all endeavor to paint a broad picture, including narratives covering most of the major events and sites. Former concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Theresienstadt and Buchenwald have been frequent tour destinations. In the case of Buchenwald, the local city of Weimar has placed pictures of “Witnesses” throughout the downtown area as a reminder of the Nazi legacy.

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A Cultural Cluster as Community Asset

DIA Plaza: Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Connection Competition

 

Aerial view – winning entry by DSQ (image © DSQ)

 

The Space Between Buildings

 

Detroit’s Dia Plaza competition is hardly unique in initiating a search for urbanistic solutions to a cultural cluster. Vienna, Berlin, Mesa, Fort Worth, Chicago’s Millennium Park and Paris’ Parc

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A New City University Takes Shape

MK:U’s Forward Looking Model Explored in Detail

Winning entry by Hopkins Architects (© Malcolm Reading Consultants / Hopkins Architects)

 

Milton Keynes, known simply as MK, represented one of the more significant results of the UK’s “new town” programs from the 1950s and 60s. Situated almost equidistant between Oxford and Cambridge, and within easy

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A New “Smart City” as Education Hub

Winning entry by Hopkins Architects with Prior + Partners (© Malcolm Reading Consultants / Hopkins Architects)

 

In an ambitious plan to facilitate hi-tech research and development, the MK:U competition was launched in January 2019 to seek a masterplan for a new university. The site of the new university at MK is located at

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Transforming Buffalo’s DL & W Rail Corridor

 

 

 

Reconstituting an Abandoned Rail Line

 

 

Aerial view: courtesy WNYC

 

The Rails to Trails program, which gained momentum after the1984 Federal Land Banking Law—supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy—has seen over 24,000 miles of trails established where rail lines once existed. Some sites were strictly urban, while others, sometimes

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A Paean to its Founders in Weimar

 

New Bauhaus Museum Commemorates an Anniversary

 

2012 COMPETITIONS Annual with Weimar Bauhaus Competition WInner Design Image: ©Heike Hanada

As projected, the Weimar Bauhaus Museum, one of two new Bauhaus museums scheduled to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Germany, has opened its doors

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Kazan’s New Garden City Competition

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A Museum as Entertainment Landscape

 

The Taoyuan Museum of Arts Competition

 

Courtesy: TMOA ©Joe Shih. Architects + Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop

 

The competition for the Taoyuan Museum of Arts is similar to now what has become the typical invited format for major projects in Taiwan. In this case, 14 architectural teams submitted their qualifications, and

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Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge

 

 

The Grand Bayway by Common Ground (image © TLS Landscape Architecture) Courtesy: Resilient by Design

 

At a time when sea level rise is threatening coastal communities, California’s San Francisco Bay area, together with Miami and New York, would appear to be the most immediately threatened by this phenomenon. Assuming that

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The San Francisco Transbay Terminal Competition

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