The Israeli National Library has released images of Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the library’s new home in Jerusalem. The six-story building, awarded to the Swiss practice over five others following an extensive interview process conducted last year, will be built by 2019 on a prominent site at the base of the Knesset building and adjacent to the Israel Museum, Science Museum and Hebrew University.
More image and information about the new library, after the break.
The new National Library of Israel will merge functions for research and study, as well as cultural and education activities, under a single curved roof punctured by a massive oculus. It is expected to total at about 34,000 square meters and will include four stories below ground for ample storage and parking.
Herzog & de Meuron is collaborating with Israeli architectural firm of Amir Mann - Ami Shinar Architects and Planners. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016 .
New via the National Library of Israel