Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany
Designed by Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims in Europe during the Holocaust. It consists of a 19000 m2 site covered with 2711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.
The relation between History and Architecture in this example is that, according to Eisenman’s project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.