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ANOHA — The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin opens


ANOHA — The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin opens

Olson Kundig designed the project.

By David Malone, Managing Editor | July 20, 2021

ANOHA — The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin has opened in Berlin, Germany.

ANOHA’s goal is to give the museum’s youngest guests a sense of hope and possibility through a world of imagination and play. The museum uses historic flood narratives as an allegory for engaging with important contemporary issues like climate change and resource conservation.

The project was built as a modern structure within a historic one. It is located within an existing former flower market hall directly opposite the existing Jewish Museum Berlin. At the heart of ANOHA is a circular wooden ark that stands almost 23 feet tall with a 92-foot base diameter. The ark is populated by more than 150 sculptural animals made from found and recycled objects by a team of 18 German artists. The building incorporates passive daylighting, ventilation, and conditioning strategies.

The project was inspired by Noah’s Ark at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.


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