Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Competition


“Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez

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715 submissions were received.


The Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial corporation (ACHBM, Inc.) is sponsoring an open, two-stage competition to choose a design for a Memorial to the Holocaust. The Memorial will be located at a prominent public site, an existing seaside pavilion on the world famous Atlantic City boardwalk, against the magnificent backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Official counts demonstrate that over 35 million annual visits to the boardwalk results in at least 10 million unique visitors pass by our site each and every year.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Memorial
Country United States
RegDeadline 20 January 2010 15 February 2010 (extended) GoogleCal iCal
15 March 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Professionals

This competition seeks to stimulate fresh thinking about public memorials, and invites ideas from diverse fields. The requirements for the Memorial and how it occupies the site are as unconstrained as possible. Participants are encouraged to contemplate the meaning of the Holocaust and genocide in our lives today, and to invent a fitting design for this time and this place. We look to our competitors to propose the appropriate metaphors and forms for such a Memorial.

Future site of the Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial

Daniel Liebeskind
Michael Berenbaum
Richard Meier
Wendy Evans Joseph
Clifford Chanin
James E. Young

Winner: USD25,000 + Design commission
Each finalist will be awarded an honorarium: USD2,500

Entry Fee
$100 ($50 if student)

First Stage Submissions: Digital files

Jury Announces Finalists and Merit Award Winners: April 30, 2010
DEADLINE: Second Stage Presentatiions DUE: June 15, 2010
Jury Selects Winning Design: August 15, 2010

Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial corporation (ACHBM, Inc.)

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