(Member of Prus Architects Team as Chief designer)
The very concept of devising a form that would house the rich written collection of an errant people in a building was an 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 ethical literary corpus.
The architectural language is open-ended, reflectinging the open-endedness of the Jewish tradition.