Berlin Five | Eisenman + Libeskind
The following images are of The Holocaust Memorial (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) by Peter Eisenman and The Jewish Museum of Berlin by Daniel Libeskind. Eisenman's project employs a field of concrete columns at different heights across an undulating ground condition to create a haunting labyrinth in which one is completely consumed by the columnar landscape. Libeskind's museum, on the other hand, uses a serpentine building with pierced "voids" to articulate the emotion and experience of the Jewish people. Neither space can be summed in words or images, but rather is an experience one must have. Acknowledging the tension between Berlin's, and Europe's, violent past and hopeful future, the memorials convey different articulations of the Jewish experience through an architectural language.