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Casper Müller Kneer vying for Jewish Museum Berlin children’s wing

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London-based Casper Müller Kneer Architects is one of 12 practices in contention to design a £4.24 million children’s gallery for the Jewish Museum Berlin

The gallery, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will be constructed inside the Eric F Ross Building, a former wholesale flower market hall, located opposite the museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed home.

Libeskind transformed the building into the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin four years ago, and the single-storey 2,300m² structure currently features a library, archives, education department and lecture hall.

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

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

The longlisting comes five years after Casper Müller Kneer completed a 5,440m² art gallery for White Cube in Bermondsey Street, London.

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

The final jury meeting is planned for 15 July and the winner will be announced shortly after.

The full longlist

  • AllesWirdGut Architektur (Vienna) with FORMATION A (Berlin) and Raumlabor Berlin (Berlin)
  • Chezweitz (Berlin) with Casper Müller Kneer Architects (London)
  • COORDINATION (Berlin and Shanghai) with Dierks Sachs Architekten (Berlin)
  • Exitdesign SL (Barcelona) with Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin)
  • Feipel & Bechameil (Luxembourg) with Dilpiaz+Giannetti (Hamburg)
  • Gregor Sunder–Plassmann (Kappeln and Schlei)
  • Marie Lorbeer (Berlin) with Klaus Block (Berlin)
  • Michael Wallraff (Vienna)
  • Olson Kundig (Seattle)
  • Space 4 (Stuttgart)
  • Staab Architekten (Berlin)
  • Studio Adeline Rispal (Paris) with Anderhalten Architekten (Berlin)



Source: Image by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum Berlin



Source: Image by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Jewish Museum Berlin aerial


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