The Museum of History of Polish Jews by Lahdelma & Mahlamaki is having some problems see the Archinect page about it. The masterplan is up for debate and the issue of Authenticity in Museums comes under scrutiny again. The building is to be somewhere in the Warsaw ghetto and may have a reconstruction of a ghetto street within it. It seems a strange idea from here anyway! L&M’s design is really abstract in references not unlike Libeskinds Berlin Jewish Museum or Eisnemans Memorial to murdered jews and this is definitely the right philosophy. So why put a fake street inside and risk a sort of Kitch reconstruction? This will take away from the story of the ghetto resistance not add to it. The museum designers should be taking a leaf out of the architectural design in this instance.
(also see previous post)