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The site for the new museum bears a magnitude of historic traces. It is a place of remembrance, learning and reflection. The design intent was to keep part of the site barren and radically challenge the habitual perspective by creating pathways above and below ground level. The raising and lowering of the eye-level along the path combined with the physical contact with the sand surface challenges the habitual perspective of the visitor and facilitates an enhanced physical perception of the site. The information centre with its planted facades is a raised vertical garden – a place of research, discussion and debate.


Concept & Supervision: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley
Design Development: Karla Pils