Weber DesignFloor for Dialogue Place

Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Object Description

With over 500,000 visitors per year, the Jewish Museum is one of the most visited museums in Berlin. In 2009, the museum needed additional rooms for research and discussion. This made it necessary to add an academy opposite the museum in a former flower wholesale market. Daniel Libeskind was commissioned, as was already the case with the new museum building. The American architect largely retained the original market hall and built three sloping cubes into a floor area of around 6,500 m² according to a house within a house concept. For the floor structure, he chose a cavity system and then a coating with DesignFloor from Saint-Gobain Weber.

This is a cement-bonded floor levelling compound that is used as a ready-to-surface covering. This DesignFloor is particularly suitable for interior floors subject to high mechanical stress and with high demands on evenness. The pumpable compound could be applied quickly on site, and the Potsdam company Stoltz applied it in a thickness of 8 to 10 mm. The material is permeable to diffusion and has a tested slip resistance of R 10. It allows the design of puristic, largely jointless floors. Libeskind has also used the Weber DesignFloor in other museum buildings, e.g. in military history

Facts

Object: Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin Im Eric F. Ross Bau

Object type: Historical buildings

Scope: 800 m²

**Completion:**Nov 2012