National Holocaust Monument design team announced

Canada's National Holocaust Monument, to be located in central Ottawa, will be designed by a team including artist Edward Burtynsky and architect Daniel Libeskind, and is set to open in the fall of 2015.

Site facing Canadian War Museum set to open in fall 2015; team includes Edward Burtynsky, Daniel Libeskind

The National Holocaust Monument will depict "a star created by six triangular volumes at each of its points organized around a large gathering space for ceremonies," says a media release about the project. (CBC)

Canada's National Holocaust Monument, to be located in central Ottawa, will be designed by a team including artist Edward Burtynsky and architect Daniel Libeskind, and is set to open in the fall of 2015.

The winning design team was announced Monday at the Canadian War Museum in Lebreton Flats. The monument will sit at the corner of Booth and Wellington streets, facing the museum.

The design team, led by Gail Dexter-Lord of Lord Cultural Resources, includes Libeskind and Burtynsky, as well as landscape architect Claude Cormier and subject-matter adviser Doris Bergen.

"The winning design is a fully integrated proposal in which architecture, landscape, art and interpretation communicate the hardship and suffering of victims while conveying a powerful message of humanity's enduring strength and survival," a media release issued Monday says.

"The concept depicts a star created by six triangular volumes at each of its points organized around a large gathering space for ceremonies. Each one of these volumes provides a unique theme and ambience for interpretation, contemplation and artistic expression."

The monument will be overseen by the National Capital Commission.