I was pleased to have a chance to see the David Adjaye exhibition Making Memory properly, particularly in the light of Rowan Moore’s denunciation of his scheme for a UK holocaust memorial in yesterday’s Observer.
First is the Gwangju Reading Room, an amazing free concrete structure, designed to commemorate the students killed in a pro-democracy uprising in May 1980:-
Next, the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture (opened 2016):-
I don’t really agree with Rowan Moore’s criticism of the Holocaust Memorial because I’ve always found Victoria Gardens, which I walk through often, bleak and nondescript:-
Finally (or nearly finally) Adjaye is at work on a National Cathedral of Ghana:-