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Jewish Museum Berlin launches children’s museum design contest

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The Jewish Museum Berlin has launched an international competition for a new £4.24 million children’s museum

Planned to open in 2019, the gallery will be constructed inside a former wholesale flower market hall known as the Eric F. Ross Building.

Located opposite the museum’s iconic Daniel Libeskind designed-home, the building was transformed into the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin by the same architect four years ago.

The single-storey 2,300m² structure currently features a library, archives, education department and lecture hall.

The latest project will convert an unutilised hall between the academy’s existing spaces and offices into a permanent exhibition for 5 to 12-year-olds.

Twelve teams will be invited to participate in a closed two-phase anonymous competition following an open applications round.

Applications may be in English or German and teams must feature at least one architect or interior designer and one scenographer or exhibition designer.

Judges include Jewish Museum director Peter Schäfer, Matthias Sauerbruch of Sauerbruch Hutton and Viennese exhibition designer Dieter Bogner.

The winning team will receive around £11,500 while a second place prize of £7,000 and third place prize worth approximately £4,500 are also available.

The deadline for applications is 6pm local time on 16 February. 

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Sascha Brejora, Hartmut Götze
Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin

Email: s.brejora@jmberlin.de, h.goetze@jmberlin.de



Source: Image by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum Berlin



Source: Image by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum Berlin aerial


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