Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
First prize in an invited competition 2005. Square in plan and of the same dimensions as the reformulated precinct of the monument, this orthogonal building opens up via a dramatic plastic volume both to the precinct and the park. This dramatically curvaceous passage, faced in sprayed concrete, and lit from above, is characterized as a parting of the seas - Yam Suf, that is to say as a rite of passage or transcendence between the long trajectory of Polish Jewish history and a symbolically generous opening to a pacific and fertile culture. Completed in 2013. Inauguration in October, 2014.
- Shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015!
Extent Gross Area 18 300 m2, Net Floor Area 16 000 m2, Volume 123 000 m3