RIEHLE KOETH wins first prize to design a new home for the Arolsen Archives outside Kassel, Germany

RIEHLE KOETH’s minimalist approach and flare for exquisite material choices has earned the German firm first prize in a competition to design a new home for the Arolsen Archives: International Center on Nazi Persecution, the world’s largest archive for documents on the victims and survivors of Nazism. Arolsen Archives hosts documents, objects, and historical ephemera pertaining to the millions of victims of Nazi Germany, including 30 million documents from the Nazi era and post-war period, 50 million reference cards from the Central Name Index, and 3 million correspondence files with inquiries submitted to the archive over seven decades.

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