Martha Schwartz Partners partnered with two different firms in the London Holocaust Memorial Competition - both of which have been selected one of 10 shortlisted designs.
Diamond Schmitt Architects (CA)
"A singular curved path brings visitors from Parliament to the entrance of Diamond Schmitt Architect’s Holocaust Memorial. The path takes the form of a helix, circling downward into a cylindrical memorial featuring a glass floor that reflects the colors worn by Jews during persecution. The exterior cast-iron shell is embossed with a pattern of rectangles representing the six million people who died in the Holocaust." (Source: Sydney Franklin, Architizer)
Studio Libeskind with Haptic Architects
"Studio Libeskind produced a sleek and sharp design for the Holocaust Memorial, highlighting the interplay of light and shadow within public space. An oblique, metallic wall extends upward from a descending plaza where visitors enter the memorial. Underground, visitors explore the exhibitions through intertwining spaces — all dead ends — until they stumble upon the “Path of Hope,” which ascends toward the light and above ground." (Source: Sydney Franklin, Architizer)