BOLOGNA SHOAH MEMORIAL COMPETITION
The square trapped in a busy corner between the train rails, a vehicular bridge and the main road.
We established an entrance to access the Memorial. Visitors walks into a dark tunnel from which they exit to start to explore the area; they leave the city behind to enter a dimension of reflexion. Corten steel columns, randomly located, symbolise the Jews, their sufferance and loss. The corrosion of the material is the corrosion of the body and the flesh; we want to remember the Jews who were sent to the Concentration camp. The different sizes of the column are the men, women and children, all victims of the Holocaust.
We do not need their name or to associate them with photos or documents; we need to look at the columns and to focus on the red blinking light which expresses the soul, the anima of all the victims.