Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects was invited to the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition among other world-class offices. The competition was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in September, 2016 and is being organized by the Malcolm Reading Foundation. The aim of the UK Holocaust Memorial is to ”ensure that the memory of the Holocaust is preserved and that the lessons it teaches are never forgotten”. We had the pleasure to visualize the architecture design of the renown Finnish Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, who are among the ten shortlisted design teams.
Probably the biggest challenge architecture visualization-wise was composition. We had an existing landmark building the Victoria Tower, a very characteristic memorial design consisting of two robust curves and a symbolic background. We had to find the perfect compositions that balance these three dominant elements. Moreover, the contrasting materials of the inside and the outside of the curves posed a compositional challenge too. One is highly reflective, the other is robust and very plastic. The aim here as well was to show them from both a realistic and a symbolic point of view. What seems like photography is in fact 3D modeling: since the renders were created during the winter, in most cases it was not an option to use photograpy elements for the environment. It is not only a prestige and honor to be part of the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition, but rather a very important mission for Brick Visual.
Softwares used: 3ds max, VRay, Adobe Photoshop
The amazing interiors for this entry were done by Tegmark.