The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust outlines the architectural intent behind the creation of the oldest museum dedicated to the Holocaust in the United States, which recently opened its newly designed building to the public. Designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg, explore the history, conceptual development, process, and viewer experience through this provocative and moving visual journey.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust contains text by acclaimed architectural writer Michael Webb with principal photography by world renowned architectural photographers Iwan Bann and Benny Chan. The Belzberg Architects, led by Hagy Belzberg, designed Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is one of the largest intensive green roofs in California and has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for excellence in sustainability. As recent winners of the 2011 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Architecture Award, American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Design Award, American Institute of Architects California Council Design Award, Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Award: Institutional, and Architect Magazine Annual Design Review Award, this new cultural landmark showcases a successful merger of “green” design practices with iconic architecture.
The construction of the Museum, designed by Belzberg Architects, is an important step forward in the ongoing discourse of architecture, combining a challenge to the typical design approaches used in similar projects with a commitment to sustainable building strategies. The Museum’s ability to draw on its urban park context to better illustrate the difficult content of the Holocaust is key to its success.