Jewish Museum and Children´s Museum, Germany
Berlin, 2005- 2008 (Sukkah) and since 2016 (Children´s Museum)
Room and media technology planning of the Sukkah space Room and building acoustics planning of the exhibition space of the Children's Museum
Jewish Museum Foundation, Lindenstraße 9-14, D-10969 Berlin
ADA scope of services:
Room and building acoustics and media systems: from project phase to construction supervision
In the courtyard of the old building of the Jewish Museum, architect Daniel Libeskind has planned a glass hall (volume 8,300 m³) with a supporting structure that symbolizes the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkah). Since the existing walls in the hall should remain hard and the glass and floor surfaces could not be lined with an absorbent, the sheathing of the artistic steel stirrup system in the ceiling space was designed to be absorbent, thus reducing the reverberation time to usable values of 2.2s. A digitally steerable line array by Duran Audio was added to the complex supporting structure to cover the room used for lectures and ceremonies with sound reinforcement.
In addition, rails are incorporated in a very special way that enable flying structures and suspensions.
The Jewish Museum in Berlin is expanding to include a children's museum, which is to be built in a former flower wholesale market on the other side of the street. The core of the educational exhibition tailored to children is a rotationally symmetrical building designed to symbolize Noah's Ark. In addition to a variety of partially interactive exhibits and stagings in the open museum area, there is a pedagogical tract with separate rooms such as studios and a multi-purpose room.