National Monument Kamp Amersfoort

Silver
2022

The National Monument Kamp Amersfoort in the Netherlands makes history palpable. During World War II, 47,000 prisoners were held at Kamp Amersfoort, a prison camp and a transit camp. Upon entering the museum, visitors walk down the stairs and enter an immense space, located underneath the former camp. The play on contrasts and the use of materials and original elements recall the atmosphere of the past. In a social VR experiment, visitors experience the effects of peer pressure, authority, and trust. Finally, there is room for reflection. What did I just see and hear? What traces do I leave behind? Once outside, a steel model of the camp illustrates its scale.

Designed by: Tinker imagineers in cooperation with Inbo (architect) and Juurlink+Geluk (landscape architect)

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