Herzog & De Meuron unveils plan for National Library of Israel

The current library will move to a completely new building in Jerusalem.

November 10, 2014 |
Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron

Designboom reports that the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & De Meuron has revealed design plans for the National Library of Israel.

The library’s new home will be a completely new building in Jerusalem, and will combine the functions of a central research center, a venue for indoor and outdoor cultural and educational activities, and a place for digital experience.

According to Designboom, the built area consists of approximately 34,000 sm, with six floors totaling 15,000 sm above ground. The remaining space will house stacks and parking below ground.

The groundbreaking is scheduled for 2016, with completion slated for 2019.


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