On Tuesday, the Austrian government announced an architecture firm had been chosen to convert the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station.
The government is converting the building to end neo-Nazis using it as a pilgrimage site.
“A new chapter will be opened for the future from the birth house of a dictator and mass murderer,” Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters, according to the BBC.
Hitler was born in the house in 1889, but his family moved out several weeks later.
The government previously considered razing the building or turning it into a supermarket before settling on a police station.
A plan to turn the yellow building where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station was unveiled on Tuesday, as Austria aims to stop neo-Nazis from pilgrimaging to the birthplace of the former German dictator.
Since the end of 2019, architecture firms have competed for the job of redesigning the three-story building based in downtown Braunau, near the Austrian-German border. On Tuesday, Marte. Marte Architects was announced as the winner out of 12 firms, according to the BBC.
“A new chapter will be opened for the future from the birth house of a dictator and mass murderer,” Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters.
The winning design will update the facade of the building and redo the roof. The plan is meant to cost about $US5.6 million and will be completed by 2023.