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Experience between the lines: A study on the visitors’ experience in the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind

  • van Driesum, Joost (author)
Publication Date
Apr 30, 2021
TU Delft Repository
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The Holocaust is one of the most horrendous events in history, therefore people should be educated on the topic to create remembrance. Museums are the designated places for this; however, traditional museums are not most suited. According to neurophysiology, re-imagining and emotional connection are most important to make people remember. New memorial museums or countermonuments provide in this new type of museum, with the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind being one of the first and with that experimental examples. Daniel Libeskind supported his design with a paper called ‘Between the Lines’ where he explains the concept of the design writing he tried to create a building of contemplation and memory. His design is focused on creating a haptic experience, especially at the underground level with several highly experiential spaces. According to most experts, architects and ‘normal’, he succeeded in this task and created a museum that speaks to the emotions, especially in those spaces that make the visitors think and create a lasting memory. Hereby he provided a museum that makes people never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. / Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

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