Area: 13,000 sqm new, 11,000 sqm renovated
Lot: 130,000 sqm
Client: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Type: Executive Architecture (Lead Architects: James Carpenter Design Associates + Efrat Kowalsky Architects) Public Building, new + intervention in an existing building, including zoning plan.
The renewal of the Israel Museum Campus included the renovation and rearrangement of all the museum exhibition spaces, as well as a series of new buildings.
The main intent of the project was to create a new ceremonial entrance to the museum (a masterpiece of modern architecture designed in the 60’s by Al Mansfeld & Dora Gad) , making it more accessible to the general public. The new architecture vocabulary is designed to resonate and correspond with the existing museum architecture and obeys to its architectural grid.
The new buildings include a new complex at the museum entrance – a ticketing pavilion, Museum shop, and museum restaurants, the rout of passage – a below-grade structure dug underneath the existing ceremonial stairs leading up to the old museum entrance, a new pavilion connecting the museum levels, and several new exhibition & office spaces.
Rearrangement of the existing museum focused on creating coherent circulation and rearranging the wings and exhibitions in a clear structure.
As partner in charge at A.Lerman, Tammy Yaniv was in charge of the execution of the entire project, including tenders, permits, zoning plan, and supervision.
Lead Architects for new buildings: James Carpenter Design Associates – Reid Freeman
Lead Architects for the renewed buildings: Efrat Kowalsky Architects – Meira Kowalsky, Carmit Harnick.
Executive Architects: A.Lerman Architects – Partner in charge Tammy Yaniv, Adi Avital, Maya Paran, Hila Sela, Shlomit Yaish, Hila Ambar, Nimrod Shenkelbach.
Architecture of the existing museum: Al Mansfeld + Dora Gad
Chief Exhibition Designer: Studio DeLange
Project Manager: Nizan Inbar – Micha Nitan, Ami Hayut, Omri Inbar, Amir Amsalem, Guy Gev
Structure: J.Cohen Engineers – Yitzhak Kahan
Mechanical: Visoker-Stern – Amir Stern
Electrical: Itkin Blum – Eitan Basis, Moshe Vaknin
Sanitary: Sanit Engineers – Amir Gloter
Landscape Architect: KSM – Bruce Levin
Kitchen Designer: Baz Associates – Suzy Baz
Accessibility Consultant: Dani Prigat
Superposition: A.Lerman Architects – Tammy Yaniv partner in charge
Fire Safety Consultant: Idan Safety – Shmuel Nathaniel, Efi Sher
Signage & Graphics: Kasher Visual Communications – Niv Kasher, Tamar Gil