POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS
Poland / Warsaw
"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."
- Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects