Sylvana Younan Highly Commended

Architecture, Engineering & Interior Design

American University in Dubai

EMpath-the third is an evolution of the typology of museums and memorials that tackle Genocide, a systematically planned crime.

Across continents and throughout history, genocide continues to occur because of denial and a lack of empathy.

However, architecture has the power to stand in the face of denial and by the power of empathy, using a series of emotion inducing spaces that adopt story telling in the architecture itself.

The project puts the spectator in place of the killer and the victim. It has the power to turn what is anonymous to the mind, into an individual personal matter.