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Information Centre

Berlin, Germany
Artificial Lighting

Peter Eisenman
Exhibition design: Dagmar von Wilcken
Images: Lepkowski

The Information Center is located beneath the Memorial, with an exposed concrete ceiling structure that mimics the field of concrete stelae above. Balancing the physical experience of the Memorial, the Information Center introduces an intellectual element by describing the context and impact of the Holocaust. It is designed as a guided tour through exhibition rooms, wherein the visitor experiences a close link between information and space, a symbiosis of installation and architecture with light serving as a mediator between content and abstract form. The complexity of light atmospheres draws attention while respecting the powerful and somber contents of the exhibition.

IALD Award of Excellence 2007