SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
50,000 sq ft Museum of Jewish History opens in Moscow after transformation from bus garage

The largest museum in Europe dedicated to Jewish history has been opened in Moscow. This immense adaptive reuse project sees a 1926 bus garage originally designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov transformed by German architects fir Graft Lab into an interactive learning experience. The interior exhibition space was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

On visiting the new museum, Israeli President Shimon Peres said: “This museum is an eloquent declaration of the principles of tolerance toward people and their freedom. Here we can see man part with the past and move into the future with hope.”

Throughout the 50,000 sq ft facility are a range of interactive learning experiences and lessons in tolerance. Covering the past 175 years of Jewish history, the Museum educates through interactive technology such as touchscreens, listening experiences and a 4D cinema system. There are also 13 hours of videotaped personal testimony on offer to visitors to bring the experience to life.

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 14 November 2012
59 new Fellows elected by Royal Academy of Engineering
Tue 23 Sep 2014
Faculty member Hernan Diaz Alonso announced as the next Director of SCI-Arc
Fri 19 Sep 2014
East County Hall of Justice breaks ground in Dublin
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Mott MacDonald acquires Bentley Holdings
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Shedkm receives planning for Circus Street scheme
Thu 18 Sep 2014
Writers Theatre in Illinois to break ground in October
Thu 18 Sep 2014
WAN Civic Buildings Award winners revealed in Amsterdam
Fri 12 Sep 2014
Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora promoted to partner at OMA
Wed 10 Sep 2014