Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city’s Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a roughly formed timber box that incorporates fragmented openings. Libeskind ensured the design itself, which will house the Academy’s library and archives, incorporated Jewish heritage and introduced two large skylights in the shape of Hebrew letters Alef and Bet.
These roughly formed skylights sit on top of a sloping cube cuts through one facade. It’s jagged construction reflects the form of the museum’s extension which Libeskind designed in 2001. Once within the space visitors move through a transitional site between two cubes.
This awesome site is a colossal 25,000-square-foot, one-storey Academy, that is housed within the foundations of Berlin’s old flower market and located across from the museum itself. It was designed to also host conferences and educational workshops and will welcome thousands of guided tours in years to come.
Images courtesy of Bitter Bredt