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Chipperfield one of final nine in Poland

David Chipperfield Architects is the only British practice to make it onto the shortlist in a high-profile international competition.

London and Berlin-based Chipperfield is down to the last nine to design a museum celebrating the 800-year history of Poland's Jewish community.

The .25 million building will sit on a 13,000m 2 plot of land within the remains of the Second World War Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw.

Warsaw city council and the Polish government will fund 80 per cent of the construction project, with the Jewish Institute of Poland providing the remaining cash.

The new museum is expected to be completed by 2008 and will be a showcase for the history of Jews in Poland, from the Middle Ages until the Second World War.

Some 52,000 documents and objects have been catalogued and will be shown at the museum in a permanent exhibition.

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