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Tue 15.11.

Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art by Preston Scott Cohen (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

In an attempt to ‘square the triangle’, or the triangular building plot to be more specific, the American architectural practice of Preston Scott Cohen have developed this multifaceted, perspective-distorting Herta and Paul Amir Building for the complex of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Designed to comprise several storeys of spacious, rectangular exhibition rooms within ‘a tight, idiosyncratic, triangular site’, the 18500-square-meters building is now a home to a vast collection of Israeli art as well as multiple architecture, design, drawings and prints galleries, a study centre, a library and an auditorium.

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

The twisting, gleaming-white building encompasses five structurally independent levels which have been constructed at varying axes and ‘stacked one on top of the other’ with 25-meters-high spiralling ‘Lightfall’ atrium unifying and connecting these otherwise disparate galleries.

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

More about the building:

 

‘Conceptually, the Amir Building is related to the Museum’s Brutalist main building (completed 1971; Dan Eytan, architect). At the same time, it also relates to the larger tradition of Modern architecture in Tel Aviv, as seen in the multiple vocabularies of Mendelsohn, the Bauhaus and the White City. The gleaming white parabolas of the façade are composed of 465 differently shaped flat panels made of pre-cast reinforced concrete.’

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen - the opening night

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen - the opening night

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen - the site plan

to Preston Scott Cohen’s website

 

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