Toda Garden Year: 2014 | Location: Warsaw, Mordechaja Anielewicza | Status: competition, honourable mention | Client: Fundacaja Pamiec I Przyszlosc | Size: 1300 m² Designers: Tim Kouthoofd, Piotr Szczesniak
Bygg Architecture & Design and KruitKok landscape architecture, have participated as a team in the competition to commemorate Poles who rescued Jews during the German occupation. The competition has been organized by Remembrance and Future Foundation. The location is the park surrounding the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The jury has rewarded the project with a honorable mention.
Toda (הדות) means thank you in Hebrew and forms the name for the monument: Toda Garden. Toda Garden is a living monument, showing humble gratitude for the highest sacrifice that citizens in Poland brought to help others; that is the sacrifice of life itself. Toda Garden is a monument that aims to spark the dialogue about the roles of people in society; not in a grim dark way, but in a playful attractive lively park, which invites everyone to use it. The park is perfectly integrated in the urban tissue of its surroundings.