Museum of the History of Polish Jews

  • A museum dedicated to the 1,000-year history of Polish Jews.
  • Features a unique curved wall and glass façade

The Museum of History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Rainer Mahlamäki, will present the rich civilisation the Jews created over the course of almost 1,000 years. We provided technical assistance and site supervision for the museum's striking curved wall and glass façade.

Solidly integrated

The building is being erected in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, one part of which became the Warsaw ghetto in 1940.

Solidly integrated in the area across from the monument of Ghetto Heroes, the museum achieves a close relationship with the existing urban fabric.

Design features

The design refers to the Biblical story about the parting of the Red Sea. The spatially shaped main hall with its glass wall creates connections with the Ghetto Heroes Monument Square on one side and the greenery on the other side. 

The façade is an openwork structure made of vertical printed glass panels and perforated metal panels.

"The winning project combines two opposites – the drama of history and a place that is alive. It is a crystal through which a stream has sculpted a passage to the Monument of Ghetto Heroes."

— Michał Borowski, Chief Architect of Warsaw

Unique institution

The project consists of 5,000mon a total area of 16,500m2 and has a basement floor, an underground floor and four floors above ground.

Using the latest historical research and innovative exhibition design, the museum will immerse visitors in the world of Polish Jews through a wide range of media, documents and artefacts.

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  • Museum of History of Polish Jews. Credit: MahlamakiOpen gallery

    The Museum features a unique curved wall and glass façade.

  • Museum of History of Polish Jews. Credit: MahlamakiOpen gallery

    The façade is an openwork structure made of vertical printed glass panels and perforated metal panels.