National Center for Civil and Human Rights by David Rockwell

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Sep 2014 11:55 am | Other

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights located in Atlanta, USA, is a project which commemorates the struggle for African-American freedom and equality while also acting as a center for studies of the evolving human rights movements throughout the world.

The project was designed by the architect David Rockwell from the Rockwell Group in 2014 as an exhibition space as well as a lobby which acts as a pre-function area and gallery. The project was designed in collaboration with the director and writer George C. Wolfe, with the human rights expert Jill Savitt and with the Freelon Group HOK.

The setting tries to tell stories and to engage the visitors through two galleries, one for the Civil Rights which has several black box rooms which go through the history of the movement in a linear manner with the aid of multimedia exhibits. The other room is for the Human Rights and it is a single open space that encourages the visitors to explore it in their own way.

 

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