For this project, BWM Architekten delved deeply into the conditions and history of the memorial site and developed a number of sensitive redesign measures aimed at preserving the austere, basic character of this transformed place. Suggestions: a guest book as a “portable exhibition”; an acoustic space for the memorial room; a Mauthausen Survivors Documentation Project; an overview exhibition in the existing visitor centre. The main objective of the latter was to create a compact exhibition to function as an authoritative introduction for all visitors before they move on to the tour of the site.

 

Date

June 2010

Client

Bundesministerium für Inneres

BWM team

Christoph Panzer