BHS / ENG
Architect / Planner, Berlin Wall Foundation
Holocaust Memorial Berlin
I am responsible for the extension of the Berlin Wall Memorial, and all related planning, construction, and financial management issues. Between 1996 and 2005 I was the planning and construction manager for the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin’s centre. Since more than 20 years I have organised and participated in many national and international workshops and conferences (e.g. Vilnius, Gdansk, Bratislava, Krakow, Lille, Munich, Berlin, Potsdam, etc) according to these projects.
The main challenge is to find contemporary ways of expressing the past and making it understandable for young people and for future generations. It is also important to preserve authentic relicts and remnants of this past without generating nostalgia. The understanding of the past should become an integrated part of present day life.