Libeskind's academy opens at Berlin's Jewish Museum
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.