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Jewish Museum Berlin – Kindermuseum

Jewish Museum Berlin Kindermuseum

Berlin, Germany

Jewish Museum Berlin Kindermuseum

Berlin, Germany

Designed by Alan Maskin, the Kindermuseum at the Jewish Museum Berlin is a new museum for children based around a modern retelling of the ancient story of Noah’s Ark. The exhibits and architecture have been designed in unison to form an immersive museum experience.

Located directly opposite the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Kindermuseum is housed in the Eric F. Ross Building, a concrete and glass structure built in the 1960s that was formerly a wholesale flower market hall. The Kindermuseum is constructed as a “house-in-house” concept. The environmental buffer in the existing hall is utilized for a natural ventilation system to eliminate extensive mechanical systems.

Exhibits are incorporated seamlessly with the built experience of the space and are broken into specific zones that teach children about caring for the environment and the importance of supporting one another and working together. An intuitive visitor pathway features an original palette of more than 200 animals that will be fabricated by local artists and in children’s workshops, using primarily organic and recycled materials

Our design approach was to create a modern retelling of the ancient story of Noah's Ark – an experience that provides a sense of hope and possibility to the people who will visit it. Alan Maskin

Team

Publications

2016

“Berlin plans Jewish museum for children inspired by Noah’s Ark.” ARTERY NYC, 11 Aug. 2016. Web.

“Competition for a Children’s Museum the Jewish Museum Berlin: Winner Announced.” Jewish Museum Berlin, 25 July 2016. Web.

“Competition for a Children’s Museum at the Jewish Museum Berlin: Winner Announced.” Noodls, 22 July 2016. Web.

Edelson, Zach. “Olson Kundig Owner/Principal Alan Maskin wins Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation competition.” The Architect’s Newspaper, 2 Aug. 2016. Web.

Hickley, Catherine. “Berlin plans Jewish museum for children inspired by Noah’s Ark.” The Art Newspaper, 11 Aug. 2016. Web. 

Johnson, Sara. “Jewish Museum Berlin Kindermuseum Olson Kundig.” Architect, 3 Aug. 2016. Web.

“Kindermuseum des Jüdischen Museums Wettbewerb in Berlin entschieden.” BauNetz, 22 July 2016. Web.

“OK’s Alan Maskin wins Berlin prize.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 10 Aug. 2016. Web.

“OLSON KUNDIG DESIGNS CHILDREN MUSEUM IN THE JEWISH MUSEUM BERLIN NARRATED WITH NOAH’S EPIC STORY.” World Architecture Community, 4 Aug. 2016. Web.

“Olson Kundig gana el concurso para el nuevo Museo infantil del Museo Judio de Berlín.” Metalocus, 4 Aug. 2016. Web.

Parker, Sydney. “Seattle’s Olson Kundig to design a Noah’s Ark-themed children’s museum.” BuzzBuzzNews, 9 Aug. 2016. Web.

Speros, Will. “Olson Kundig Wins Competition to Design Jewish Museum Berlin’s Kindermuseum.” Contract, 9 Aug. 2016. Web.

Testado, Justine. “First glimpse: Olson Kundig’s winning Noah’s Ark concept for the Jewish Museum Berlin.” Bustler, 3 Aug. 2016. Web.

Testado, Justine. “Olson Kundig, Junya Ishigami, and the AIA National Healthcare Design Awardees are among this week’s winners.” Archinect, 9 Aug. 2016. Web.

Testado, Justine. “Olson Kundig will design the Noah’s Ark-themed Children’s Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin.” Archinect, 3 Aug. 2016. Web.

“US-Architekten bauen für Kinder im Jüdischen Museum Berlin.” 3sat, 26 July 2016. Web.

“US-Architekten bauen für Kinder im Jüdischen Museum Berlin.” Berlin.de, 22 July 2016. Web.

“US-Architekten bauen für Kinder im Jüdischen Museum Berlin.” T Online, 22 July 2016. Web.

“US-Architekten bauen Kinderabteilung im Jüdischen Museum.” B.Z. Berlin, 22 July 2016. Web.

Welch, Adrian. “Alan Maskin Wins Jewish Museum Berlin Competition.” e-architect, 4 Aug. 2016. Web.

“Wettbewerb für ein Kindermuseum des Jüdischen Museums Berlin entschieden.” Art in Berlin, 26 July 2016. Web.

“Wettbewerb für ein Kindermuseum des Jüdischen Museums Berlin entschieden.” KulturPort.De, 22 July 2016. Web.

Publications

2017

“Costruire cultura ripartendo dai bambini.” Pagine Ebraiche, 9 Sept. 2017, 16. Print.

Goldmann, Ayala. “Mehr Gegenwart wagen.” Judische Allgemeine, 09 Mar. 2017, 3-6. Print.

Muller, Max. “Facelifting in Kreuzberg.” Berliner Morgenpost, 7 Mar. 2017, 7. Print.

Muller, Max. “Grundschuler sind meine Experten.” Tip Berlin, 23 Mar. 2017, 67. Print.

“Museo de los Ninos en el Museo Judio – Berlin.” Future Arquitecturas, May 2017, 49-51. Print.