Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F. Ross building

Berlin, Germany

Description

This one-floor 25,000-square-foot academy is located across the street from the Jewish Museum Berlin, on the site of the historic Blumengrossmarkt (flower market) in Berlin, Germany.  Here, the Jewish Museum Berlin offers public programs in a space that includes a library as well as offices, archives, and support spaces.  Within the building, there is a Garden of the Diaspora, filled with plants and shrubs from all around the world. The Academy is integrated into the ensemble of the Kollegienhaus and the Jewish Museum Berlin. A tilted cube penetrates the outer wall of the hall, creating a counterpart to the main entrance of the Jewish Museum. The shape and design of the cube forms an aesthetic connection to the museum’s Garden of Exile and Glass Court. The project has been realized by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG with Studio Daniel Libeskind.

The building was completed in 2012.