The proposed design for the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, located in the West End District of downtown Dallas, is intended to serve as a beacon of light and remembrance, not only to memorialize the past but to promote tolerance and understanding for the future. Simple in its geometry, the tower rises on the northern edge of the site from a single-story plinth, creating a building that is both urbane and monumental. Sheared in section, the façade is a composition of white marble and translucent glass channel. The program consists of permanent exhibitions, a library, theater, and additional support areas composing a full-service museum.
The visitors? experience begins in an orientation room and then follows a meandering path through exhibition spaces that detail a history of the Shoah - the Hebrew word for the Holocaust - and other acts of genocide, the development of the human rights movement, and the legacy of these events. The journey culminates in a space for contemplation where there is a call for action: a single drop of water at the center of a shallow pool creates a series of ripples that extends to the pool?s perimeter, symbolizing the great effects that can be made by a single individual."