Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam Architects | Summer 2010
The museum exists between monument and building, symbolism and use, and between beauty and the unthinkable. Each successive moment in the museum layers the pragmatic with an evocative spatial experience. It reorients the visitor toward a new perspective and a new way of engaging the war's effect on the city of GDasnk
The architectural form of the museum, sharp and jagged, both reflects and draws in the image of the individual into the chaotic array. The sheer magnitude of the entry plaza alludes to the enormity of World War II while its definitive edges and the horizon beyond signal the infite aspect of war and the hope of the future.