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Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen

  • 01:00 - 9 November, 2010
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building / Preston Scott Cohen +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architects

    Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
  • Design

    Preston Scott Cohen
  • Project Architect

    Amit Nemlich
  • Project Assistants

    Tobias Nolte, Steven Christensen, Guy Nahum, Gjergj Bakallbashi, Bohsung Kong
  • Competition Project Team

    Scott Cohen, Cameron Wu, Andrew Saunders, Janny Baek
  • Acoustics

    M.G. Acoustical Consultants Ltd.
  • Project Management

    CPM Construction Management Ltd.
  • Structural Engineers

    YSS Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • Lighting

    Tillotson Design Associates
  • Models

    Jonathan Lott, Isamu Kanda
  • Renderings

    Chris Hoxie, Agito Design Studios
  • General Contractor

    Hezkelevitch Engineering
  • Cost Estimator

    Hanscomb Faithful and Gould
  • Hvac

    M. Doron-I. Shahar and Co., Consulting Eng. Ltd.
  • Accessibility

    Michael Roitman
  • Client

    Motti Omer, Director and Chief Curator
  • Area

    18500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. Located in the center of the city's cultural complex, the program for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building posed an extraordinary architectural challenge: to resolve the tension between the tight, idiosyncratic triangular site and the museum's need for a series of large, neutral rectangular galleries. The solution: subtly twisting geometric surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) that connect the disparate angles between the galleries and the context while refracting natural light into the deepest recesses of the half buried building.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building was the First Prize Winner in the Herta and Paul Amir International Competition. The program includes Galleries of Israeli Art, Architecture and Design, Drawings and Prints, Temporary Exhibitions; Photography Study Center and Archives; Multidisciplinary Auditorium; Seminar and Conference Rooms; Art Library; Restaurant; Administrative Offices; Loading, Unpacking and Storage. Following the break are drawings and construction photographs of this recently completed building.

The building represents an unusual synthesis of two opposing paradigms for the contemporary museum: the museum of neutral white boxes and the museum of architectural spectacle. Individual, rectangular galleries are organized around the "Lightfall", an eighty-seven foot tall spiraling atrium.

The building is composed according to multiple axes that deviate significantly from floor to floor. In essence, it is a series of independent plans and steel structural systems stacked one atop the other, connected by geometric episodes of vertical circulation.

The new building refers to the original building in such a way that the two can be seen as having a family resemblance. At the same time, it relates to a larger tradition of the new that exists within Israeli architectural culture. The multiple vocabularies of Mendelsohn and Bauhaus Modernism in Tel Aviv are resynthesized in an architectural language that is internationalist and progressive in its cultural orientation.

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stephanie blaylock · February 26, 2012

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Márcio · January 17, 2012

Very interesting space! Also very interesting form! however... total unnecessary waste of money... There are even more interesting architectural conceptions that waste way less human, material and financial resources... Also, if a fire breaks out in that building, it will probably fall apart like a deck of cards... Well, stararchitecture in its best i guess ;)

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CultureIL · November 19, 2010
Kersten · November 17, 2010

I really like how the internal, natural light is being distributed throughout the building by the twisted atrium.
The white surface enhances that. I n my point of view that is the general difference to other Museums with irregular shpaes. Great Architect. GSD Style

kropped · November 17, 2010

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James · November 11, 2010

Refreshing to see someone inventing

I'm thankful for this one

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Real · November 10, 2010

Fantastic geometry, un-freaking-believable spatial solutions. Real architecture of imaginative visionaries. (If it would be done by Zaha or Libeskind it would be posted on the cover of every arch. magazine...) tnx for posting AD

Sean · November 16, 2010 02:57 PM

Some would argue Zaha has already 'done' this building with the Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg. The geometry bears more than a passing resemblance but in my opinion the way this building sits on the ground is dealt less elegantly than the way that Phaeno's cones melt into the surrounding landscape. Phaeno was truly a pioneering project in terms of its insitu concrete construction and structural engineering and from what I can see from the pictures this building seems to borrow heavily.

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K · November 10, 2010

Well done! Scott.

JuiceMajor · November 10, 2010

Somehow I feel the interior space is going to give a sense of exploration!

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michael · November 10, 2010

New iconic project to Tel Aviv - great space inside.

mike · November 10, 2010

Absolutely stunning. I think it will look better than the renderings once done, the geometry is so intelligently and elegantly resolved.

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Some how I find its design inspirited on an spiral.

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