Wall of Remembrance
year of design: 2004
office: Újirány Group - Új Irány Kkt.
authors: Árpád Kovács, Gábor Lendvai, Edit Szabó, Dominika Tihanyi
award: 2nd prize
The court of remembrance is a space of reception and meditation, where one is left to interpret the world on his own. Yet it is also the place where the people form communities of remembrance. The space itself can be thought of as an impersonation of remembrance. The two major levels organizing the space are the wall of memorial holding the little porcelain elements carrying the names, and in form the suffering of the massacred, and the courtyard of remembrance. To be able to bear a murder of such scale the biggest possible space is needed to be provided. This is why the courtyard of remembrance is almost an empty one. The emptiness of the courtyard is filled by the overwhelming emotional connection between the living and the dead. The terminals give a chance for the people to be able to connect to the names from a closer angle, as it is hard to see the names in 4m of height, in the scale of 1x4 cm. In the courtyard of emptiness arouse the memories and remembrances captured by artists, children and so on. This gives an opportunity for the people to reflect on the Holocaust through temporary exhibitions in the ages to come.