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A Shoah Memorial Landmark For Bologna

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Rome-based studio SET Architects designed a landmark structure in Bologna to honor the Jewish community who suffered the horrors of the Holocaust.

Designed as a new reference for the city’s historic center, the landmark highlights the city’s skyline, while allowing passers-by to reflect on the monument’s meaning as they walk through the narrow wind tunnel between the two symmetrical elements of the structure. Speaking of the place the memorial holds in the urban context, SET explains, “it dramatically increases in size and projects into the space an infinite repetition of a module, appearing like a single cell of the dormitory.” SET, who created the structure after winning the Bologna Holocaust Memorial Design Competition, is a team of young architects who specialize in designing at various scales, whilst regarding the architectural object as a cultural factor.

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