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The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski

The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski

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Text description provided by the architects. The entrance courtyard of the Youth Wing for Art Education at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is a main gathering place for visitors- adults, children and groups- within its modern concrete- and-stone architectural surroundings.

The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard  / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski  - Chair
© Amit Geron

The project - a renewal of the courtyard - combines a program open to interpretation by its users with a clearly defined context.

First Floor Plan

The existing pine tree is the focus of the project, the physical anchor of the design concept. As a tribute to the childhood collective memory of a tree house, a small roofed structure where children can hide and over look at, is positioned high up the tilted trunk, raised above the meticulous surroundings of the museum.

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© Amit Geron

Along with its strong iconic appearance, it also functions as the peak of one continuous structural folded element allows various situations occur along.

The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard  / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski  - Facade
© Amit Geron

The structural technique- 2 cm Ipea boards fixed to a light steel skeleton - creates a range of transparencies from top to bottom.

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© Amit Geron

While gradually transforms towards the ground, the element’s surface becomes a playground; sitting elements framing a topography covered with a soft EPDM rubber surface. All this carefully hides the underground infrastructure configuration as well as a widespread root system.

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At night the house is the only element illuminated, and emerges floating above the courtyard's entrance.

The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard  / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski  - Chair, Windows
© Amit Geron

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Address:Israel Museum, Museum Boulevard, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel

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Cite: "The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski " 17 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/609807/the-youth-wing-for-art-education-entrance-courtyard-ifat-finkelman-deborah-warschawski> ISSN 0719-8884

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