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National Library of Israel – Jerusalem, Israel

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Building:  National Library of Israel
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Executive Architect:  Amir Mann –  Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Ltd.
Size 45,000 sf
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020

AE Interest: Renewal process for the library to transition from a traditional library to a digital information hub [a] to provide state of the art resources to 21st century users,mixing traditional architecture in Jerusalem with new contemporary feel, sustainable building with solar panels and a rock store in ground for naturally cool air [b] 10 floors total with 6 above composing 15,000 sf and 4 below ground composing 30,000 sf [c]

Sources [a,b,c]

Written by Katherine Van Herk

September 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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