Auerbach Halevy Architects have been announced as winner of a competition to design a museum to display the history and future of Jewish sports in the heart of the Maccabiah Village – a 22 acre sports complex at the outskirts of Ramat Gan, Israel. With over 700,000 business travelers and tourists entering its gates each year, the complex plans to join the museum with a 350-seat auditorium, three-star hotel and education spaces to maximize its appeal and use. The building will also include the Maccabi House archives - the world's largest repository and collection of documents and objects related to the living heritage of Jewish sports.
“The conversion of the museum from a horizontal, traditional space into a vertical structure with a fully transparent elevation, which organically grows up of the main lobby, creates an impressive ‘showcase’ which is present in the daily life at the Maccabiah Village,” says the architects.
CompetitionMaccabi House and Jewish Sports Museum
LocationHaMaccabi Street, Ramat Gan, Israel
Design TeamOri Halevy, Noam Muskal, Ori Rotem
PhotographsLilika Studio Arch-viz Studio, Courtesy of Auerbach Halevy Architects