Weber DesignFloor for Dialogue Place

Academy of the Jewish Museum

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 building of the new museum building. The American architect largely preserved the original market hall and built three oblique cubes on a floor area of around 6,500 m² according to a house in-house concept. For the floor structure, he chose a raised floor system with the coating DesignFloor of Saint-Gobain Weber.

This is the cement-based coloured floor levelling compound weber.floor 4650 which is used as a surface-ready covering. This DesignFloor is particularly suitable for interior floors subject to high mechanical loads and with high demands on evenness. The pumpable compound could be applied quickly on-site; the company Stoltz of Postdam 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, for ex. in the Military History Museum.

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

Project type:
Historical buildings

800 m²

November 2012

Stiftung Jüdisches Museum

Daniel Libeskind AG, Zürich

Björn Stoltz Fußbodenbau, Potsdam