The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects Ltd and situated in Warsaw, Poland. Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews, currently under construction in Warsaw, features a layered façade design using pre-patinated copper in combination with glazing. Here, a regular grid of vertical, alternating glass and copper panels saw-tooth across the building face.
The ‘living’ green surface copper is pierced with square holes for ventilation: earlier trials experimented with expanded copper sheet. This contrasts with the glass which is decorated with white Hebrew and Latin text motifs. Behind, and separated by a void, the façade plane is clad with matching green copper in vertically corrugated sheet form, incorporating some windows.