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National Library of Israel by Herzog & de Meuron


The world renowned Herzog & de Meuron architecture practice has revealed its concept design for the National Library of Israel.

The National Library is pleased to share the concept designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron for the new home of the Library in Jerusalem. As set out in the brief for the new building, the design, which will evolve during subsequent design stages, communicates the ‘values of openness and accessibility to the general public of all classes, nationalities and denominations’. The new building is a central element of the Library’s renewal as a 21st century library, housed in an appropriate sustainable building – a ‘creative and dynamic centre for onsite and online activities’, designed ‘to activate and inculcate the irreducible value of pluralistic, tolerant and enlightened modes of public life’ – from Herzog & de Meuron

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