The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission selects a design titled “The Weight of Sacrifice” for the National World War I Memorial by Joseph Weishaar, a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind. The building, by this world-famous architect of Polish Jewish descent, is designed to honour and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and recognize Canadian survivors
The Monument will be located within the historic LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, symbolically located across from the Canadian War Museum.
Formally and conceptually, we decided that our intervention here should address surface rather than volume; it should be horizontal rather than vertical. As opposed to the mountain of the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Battle of the Nations monument), we were the sea that steadily wears down the hard rock and turns it into sand.