The international architectural competition for the new building of the Moravian Jewish Museum Mehrin was launched in February this year after more than a year of preparations.
She participated in this study:

Bjarke Ingels Group (Denmark)
Cino Zucchi Architteti (Italy)
Kengo Kuma & Associates (Japan)
MVRDV (Netherlands)

The competition was prepared and administered by the architectural studio knesl kynčl architekti, the costs of the competition are covered by the Foundation for the construction and operation of the Holocaust Documentation Centre in Moravia.

On 1-2 September 2022, a nine-member jury headed by architect Josef Pleskot met at the International Hotel and unanimously selected the design by Kengo Kuma & Associates as the winner. The second place went to the design of the Dutch studio MVRDV, and the third place went to the design of the studio Bjarke Ingels Group. The building will stand on the site of today's car park opposite the Grand Hotel.

Jury evaluation
"Given that the basic parameters of the brief were met equally by all the designs and that the architectural quality of each of them was significant, the jury agreed to write one evaluation for all four designs together. All of the competition proposals made a number of suggestions. The architectural interpretation of the brief was clearly different for all four designs. The spectrum of interpretation was bounded by two extreme positions - the house as a monument (a sculpture in its own right) and the house as a civil, friendly, open medium. The model of an open house in contact with the public surrounding ground was, after extensive discussion, chosen as more suitable for the comprehensive fulfilment of the brief and for the city of Brno. However, the model of the house as a kind of symbol - a monument was seen as justified.
Proposal 4 (MVRDV) was highly rated for its eruptive, emotive, crystalline expression. However, the degree of usability and variability of the interior space was discussed.
Proposals 1 (Cino Zucchi Architteti) and 2 (Bjarke Ingels Group) contained varying degrees of both extremes. Neither aspect, however, achieved a quality approaching that of Proposals 3 and 4."

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