Just as the concentration camps have been memorialized, so now are the buildings that housed Nazi leaders in an exhibition entitled 'Topography of Terror.' Although, the word 'memorialized' may be too celebratory a word to describe such a center.
'Topography of Terror' documents as objectively as possible the "workings and aftermath of the Third Reich," as Fast Company puts it. Opening this week, Ursula Wilms with Heinle, Wischer und Partner designed the cage-like encasement that reflects a minimal, utilitarian facade that is more practical than decorative.
'Topography of Terror' is a place of remembering, not celebration. Every ounce of it screams this simple fact.