More legal holdup for David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s planned UK Holocaust Memorial in London


The Ron Arad and David Adjaye-designed UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London is facing another legal challenge this week after years of back-and-forth between a slate of opposition groups and the UK government.

The Times of Israel is reporting that a High Court judge has granted permission to an appeal effort authored by a group called the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust.

The plan had previously been given the all-clear back in July following a public inquiry begun by opponents whose qualms stem mainly from the memorial’s design and proposed location in the historic Victoria Towers Gardens. Adjaye has said he was “stunned” by the backlash, indicating that he felt the proposed design revolves around educational access and an intended “crescendo” effect at a public inquiry held last October. The architect also insisted the updated proposals left much of the park’s landscape altered but still available for its previous public use.

The same group initiated that pu…

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