Sunday20 August 2017

Libeskind's academy opens at Berlin's Jewish Museum

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New building stands opposite architect’s 2001 extension

Daniel Libeskind’s Academy of the Jewish Museum in Berlin has opened nearly 12 years after the architect designed an acclaimed extension for the museum.

Libesking travelled to Germany for the launch on Saturday.

The 2,300sq m, one-storey academy stands on the site of Berlin’s former flower market.

Standing opposite the museum, the academy brings together its library, archives and education centre plus office and storage space.

It will support the outreach work of the Jewish Museum whose public and educational programmes have more than doubled since Libeskind’s extension opened in 2001. The museum carries out 7,000 guided tours each year and offers more than 400 educational programmes.



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  • bitter pill

    one trick pony

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  • Said pony should be put out of its misery.

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  • Libeskind's ego is off the charts. For a guy who refers to himself as a genius and claims to be a superior architect even as he dismissively sneers at his peers, he doesn't seem to have much to offer. Why does BD continue to give press to such an obvious loser?

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  • A pair of black, stack-heeled cowboy boots do not an Architect make??

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