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