Sunday, 30 November 2014

Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins inaugural Finlandia prize for architecture

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, designed by Finnish architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, has been announced as the winner of the first Finlandia prize for architecture, awarded by the Finnish Association of Architects. Located in the Jewish quarter of Warsaw (which the Nazis turned into a ghetto during the Second World War), the museum opened to the public in April 2013 but only recently unveiled its eight core exhibition galleries (housed in a 5,000 square meter space), which illustrate the thousand-year history of Polish Jews from their arrival in ‘Po-lin’ as travelling merchants in medieval times until today.

Photographs courtesy of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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