Bologna Shoah Memorial

Bologna, Italy

2015, competition entry

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Competition proposal for the Memorial of Holocaust in Bologna with the given already built site by the railways and with very limited budget for the construction.

Natečajni predlog za spomenik holokavstu v Bologni na dani lokaciji ob železnici in z majhnim proračunom za izgradnjo spomenika.

Bologna Shoah Memorial is a vast square stone pedestal diagonally divided by a wall. On the stone there are 120 freestanding columns set randomly.

Hard, heavy and cold stone horizontals are contrasted by soft and warm vertical standing columns, made of barkless tree trunks 5 meters high. Place without life is filled with living matter. Columns are without capitals, they reach high into the sky. At night each column is lit through the glass from its base up.