Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Principal selection 2014


The museum is a bold, simple box clad with silkscreen-printed glass panels and perforated copper panels. In the interior, the boxiness gives way to a cave-like feeling, the double curved bearing walls creating a dramatic valley in the lobby. The room represents immaculate complexity in design, calculation and execution. The architects have exported an important sample of the Finnish architectural mindset, which is already making its strong voice heard in the urban life of Warsaw.

Jenny B. Osuldsen


Completion: 2013
Competition: 2005
Gross Area: 18300m2