The Jabotinsky Institute, designed by Chyutin Architects Ltd, engages an archival collation and display of materials connected with Ze’ev Jabotinsky and with the underground Jewish nationalist movements prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. The building will be erected on a triangular plot with roads on either side of it and its apex pointing to an intersection. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The base of the triangle faces a public space to be shared by two other public buildings whose function has as yet not been decided. The building is designed as a spearhead pointing towards the intersection, from which it rises towards the urban expanse, bursting out of the depths of the ground. The volume design projects power and momentum as well as an ascetic simplicity devoid of ornamentation.
The museum has three levels. The ground level contains a foyer, a library, seminar rooms and a main exhibition hall that opens onto a sunken garden. Looking down over the main exhibition hall are two upper galleries that enclose a large sculpture yard between them. Entry into the building is from a plaza shared by all the public buildings at the site. The wing of offices, on the third storey, is designed as a bridge over the entrance plaza, spatially defining the transition from the public plaza to the Institute’s plaza.