The new Amphitheatre designed by John McAslan + Partners marks the first phase of the practice’s masterplan for the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. It will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday 8th April 2014.
The Memorial site already hosts tens of thousands of visitors annually, from Rwandan school students to international visitors. The first phase of development includes new classrooms for peace-building education, an amphitheatre for commemorative events and an exhibition area. It is envisaged that subsequent phases will deliver a genocide documentation centre housing millions of documents and an International School of Genocide Studies.