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2013–2020

Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main Mehr lesen

© Brigida González
© Brigida González
© Brigida González

plans

A new building for events, temporary exhibitions, and a library extends the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt. It also forms the new main entrance to the museum and is located in the former garden of the listed Rothschild Palais, which previously housed the museum. The freestanding volume is the visible address of the museum. It preserves the typology of the Mainufer Palais and forms an entrance courtyard with the existing buildings that opens up to the embankments. The old buildings are connected by staggering the courtyard area, which simultaneously takes into account the museum’s security regulations. The public forecourt is separated from the higher café terrace by a sunken intermediate zone, which covers the foyer leading from the new building to the old building. The interior spatial impression of the new building is defined by an atrium, to which the publicly accessible library and the kosher café form large viewing windows. The light penetrates the atrium and stages the stair that connects the upper and lower foyers. This stair leads visitors from the event area to the exhibition spaces in the basement and older buildings. Library, cafe, and workshops are organized on mezzanine floors around the atrium and open up to the surroundings with carefully chosen views. The listed buildings were renovated, freed of built-in components, and connected into a barrier-free, clearly structured exhibition space.

Projektdetails
Competition 1st Prize, 2012
Client City of Frankfurt am Main
Planning started 2013
Completion 2020
Total floor area 8,100 sqm

Competition
Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Fabian Reinsch, Veit Eckelt, Dovile Kriksciunaite

Planning and Realization
Project Coordination: Per Pedersen
Project Management: Anke Hafner
Team: Fabian Reinsch, Marion Rehn, Leila Reese, Johannes Pape, Sabine Zoske, Moritz Grabmayr, Mirjam von Busch, Anna Dreeßen-Hüper, Zuzanna Kałużna, Nina Gromoll, Manuela Jochheim, Thomas Eysholdt, Nicole Lochocki, Jens Achtermann, Hagen Groß, Sarah Papen, Alexander Böhme, Thomas Schmidt, Patrick Naumann, Roberto Zitelli, Georg Hana, Bastian Gerner
Construction Management Coordination: Axel Michaelis

Local Construction Management: schneider+schumacher, Frankfurt am Main
Landscape architecture: ST raum a., Berlin
Lighting design: Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin
Museology: Space4, Stuttgart, with Teamstratenwerth, Basel
Art in architecture: Ariel Schlesinger »Untitled«