Preston Scott Cohen’s office sent us drawings of his Tel Aviv Museum of Art to add to the images of the recently opened museum we shared earlier in the week. Preston Scott Cohen explained, “Conceptually, the Amir Building is related to the Museum’s Brutalist main building (completed 1971; Dan Eytan, architect). At the same time, it also relates to the larger tradition of Modern architecture in Tel Aviv, as seen in the multiple vocabularies of Mendelsohn, the Bauhaus and the White City.The gleaming white parabolas of the façade are composed of 465 differently shaped flat panels made of pre-cast reinforced concrete. Achieving a combination of form and material that is unprecedented in the city, the façade translates Tel Aviv’s existing Modernism into a contemporary and progressive architectural language.”
Check out the drawings after the break.
Project Team: Preston Scott Cohen, principal in charge of design; Amit Nemlich, project architect; Tobias Nolte, Bohsung Kong, project assistants
Size: 195,000 square feet (18,500 square meters), built on a triangular footprint of approximately 48,500 square feet (4,500 square meters)
Cost : 45 million (estimated)
Leadership : Mordechai Omer, Director and Chief Curator, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Key Dates : Architectural competition: 2003; Design development and construction documents: 2005-06; Groundbreaking: 2007; Opening: October 2011