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  6. 2014
  7. The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski

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

  • 04:00 - 17 March, 2015
The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski
The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard  / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski , © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron + 56

  • Architects

    Ifat Finkelman, Deborah Warschawski
  • Location

    Israel Museum, Museum Boulevard, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    Ilan Ben David Engineers ltd.
  • Safety

    RSGD ltd.
  • Accessibility

    Inclusion ltd.
  • Lighting

    Hila Meier, RTLD Lighting Design
  • Contractor

    Greensky ltd.
  • EPDM surface

    Politan Sport ltd.
  • Steel work

    Bazelet ltd.
  • Safety net

    Pealton ltd.
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© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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.

© Amit Geron
© 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
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.

© Amit Geron
© 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.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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

© Amit Geron
© 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.

Section 01
Section 01

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

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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