|Collaborators:||Grupa 5 Architekci and Robert Jan Van Pelt|
This concept was proposed for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews to be built in a large public park in Warsaw. This multimedia narrative museum and cultural center would present the history of Polish Jews and the rich civilization they created over the course of almost 1000 years.
The entry and lobby level of the Museum is treated as an integral continuation of the landscape of the park. From there, one can see down and descend into the permanent exhibition areas whose walls and rooms evoke an excavated Shtetl. The form of the upper level is like fabric blowing in the wind; its temporal, ephemeral nature contrasts the heavy, grounded lower levels which it shelters. The upper level has multimedia exhibition spaces. It also provides a panoramic view of the city over the treetops which, for the viewer, contextualizes the history within the museum with the present day city.
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