Ron Arad and David Adjaye Build the Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - May 21, 2014
References: ronarad & designboom
The Holocaust Monument in Ottawa is set to be built by Ron Arad and David Adjaye. The design takes on a rippled effect, which almost looks like the ocean sitting atop the concrete sidewalk.

To explore this structure, visitors must walk through one by one, since the openings between each section is so small. The entire experience is meant to be quite isolating so as individuals can stop and think about this moment in the past without distraction. Since the Holocaust Monument in Ottawa is not that large, this experience lasts for only a short period of time, but hopefully it's enough for people to reflect upon this significant moment in history. It's not clear as to when this monument will be complete.

Photo Credits: designboom, ronarad