New Building for Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv, Israel
2003 (competition, shortlisted)
The new building for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art proposes an inner complexity inside a simple envelop. Its appearance is clean, uniform, almost monolithic, and constitutes a counterweight to the visual overload of the surroundings. Its plan provides solutions for the complex curatorial mechanisms of a contemporary museum and the demands of the program. Through its volume and gallery proportions, the new building relates to the existing 1960s’ museum, while introducing a new system of circulation and light. Voids are created as intervals between its parts to enable light to enter into the depth of the interior. These voids are also used for movement between the galleries and connect a series of courtyards and terraces.
with Eyal Weizman