Presentation of the International Architectural Competition For the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

CROSSING THE RIFT OF HISTORY
Thursday, December 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Center for Architecture, NYC 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleeker and West 3rd Streets, in New York City.

The North American Council of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will host a symposium and panel-discussion featuring the winning design by the Finnish team of Lahdelma and Mahlamäki and other entries of the recent international architectural competition for the Museum building held in Warsaw, Poland.

The architectural competition, which concluded with the announcement of the winner on June 30, 2005, was a major international cultural event, with many top architects submitting fascinating projects. Eleven short-listed designs will be presented, among others projects by Daniel Libeskind, Kengo Kuma and Zvi Hecker. Panelists will include the author of winning design Rainer Mahlamäki, Professor Kenneth Frampton of Columbia University, Michael Crosbie, Editor in Chief of Faith and Form Journal and author of “Designing the World’s Best Museums and Art Galleries,” Michal Borowski, Chief Architect of Warsaw and a representative from the Museum staff in Warsaw.

Admission will be $50 at the door. Visa, Mastercard, check and cash accepted. Checks may be made out to “FJC – A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds” and “Museum of the History of Polish Jews” on the memo line. RSVP by November 23rd is appreciated. To RSVP please call 212-836-1536 or email events@mhpjnac.org.

Refreshments will be served following the program.

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