Israel National Library
The very concept of devising a physical building that would house the rich written collection of an errant people was a conceptual tour-de-force.
We decided to focus on the decision of placing the building in Jerusalem and explore the Jerusalem stone as a starting point.
The 'quarry' became the generating image, referring to the seminal character of the Jewish literary corpus.
We opted for open-ended architectural language and compositional principles, reflecting the open-endedness of the Jewish tradition.
(Role: Member of Prus Architects Invited Team as Chief designer)