Haettu kohde: Jüdisches Museum


    Kohde : Jüdisches Museum

    Kohteen kielivariantti : Jewish Museum

    Arkkitehti : Libeskind, Daniel

    Valm.vuosi : 1999

    Paikkakunta : Berlin

    Maa : Germany

    Rakennustyyli : Dekonstruktivismi

    Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)

    Kuvaus :

    The building is a large walk-in sculpture, a piece of symbolic architecture. The building’s ground plan has the shape of a bolt of lightening whose irrational character is emphasized by the silver shining zinc covering.

    The zigzag shaped building with its ten sharp bends has a dynamic and aggressive nature that is expressed in the tears—i.e. window slits—and the lines of intersection which cut into the scaled sheet metal exterior.

    The interior area covers ten thousand square meters on five stories. The rooms are full of corners and always offer new viewpoints. There are big halls, small rooms and hallways.

    The labyrinth-like building is meant to revive history and make visitors aware of the losses incurred by history. In its resemblance to an apocalyptic sign, the building can also be interpreted as a broken and stretched Star of David.

    Within the building are three axes symbolizing the history of Judaism in Berlin, three “paths of fate”. One path leads to the dead end of the “Holocaust tower”, which is located behind a heavy iron door.

    The second path leads to the “E.T.A. Hoffmann Garden”, where 49 tree covered concrete steles standing on a sloped ground plate symbolize the flight into exile.

    The third path (that of life and of a German-Jewish symbiosis) leads over a splendid flight of stairs to all three exhibition floors. Here beams and cross bars appear to crash down on the visitors.

    Inside of the building you repeatedly encounter empty rooms, which do not serve a purpose and are divided among different floors. Initially, these so called “voids” should have been inscribed with the names of murdered Jews similar to a burial chamber. However, this would have been all too obvious and would have damaged the abundance of associations linked to the architecture.

    Imhof, Michael & Krempel, Leon: Berlin. New Architecture. From 1989 to today. Michael Imhof Verlag 2006, pp. 111–114.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



    Kuvat 1-9 yht. 9
    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Jüdisches Museum
    Jüdisches Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski