The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre is a sombre memorial to crimes against humanity. After consulting with survivors of the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide, a strong motif for the project emerged: the railway infrastructure of Europe and Africa.
- The architect using donated materials and builders he trained through the project with limited resources has successfully created a robust building. The design of spaces that allow for multiple uses is commendable.
- The museum typology as a spatial metaphor for change and education attempting to address issues of social sustainability.
A slow building process, controlled throughout by the architect provided a transparent framework through which all parties involved in the construction understood the outcome.
The construction method used for the building and its relationship to sustainable education practices.