Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas - Berlin, Deutschland
N 52° 30.839 E 013° 22.716
33U E 389973 N 5819442
Quick Description: International ausgezeichnetes Denkmal vom New Yorker Architekten Peter Eisenman.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 2/13/2019 12:49:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM102KQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
Internationally acclaimed monument by New York architect Peter Eisenman.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was the winner of the 2007 AIA Institute Honor Awards, the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) highest recognition for architecture in the United States and one of the world's most prestigious awards in the field. The AIA Honor Award is presented for outstanding architectural achievements in the fields of interior and urban design.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000-square-metre (200,000 sq ft) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 metres (7 ft 10 in) long, 0.95 metres (3 ft 1 in) wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.7 metres (7.9 in to 15 ft 5.0 in). They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north–south, and 87 heading east–west at right angles but set slightly askew. An attached underground "Place of Information" (German: Ort der Information) holds the names of approximately 3 million Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem.

Building began on April 1, 2003, and was finished on December 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005, sixty years after the end of World War II in Europe, and opened to the public two days later. It is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Mitte neighborhood. The cost of construction was approximately €25 million.

Source: Wikipedia
Architect: Peter Eisenman

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2007

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