The very concept of devising a physical building to house the rich written collection of an errant people was a conceptual tour-de-force. We decided to focus on the very decision of placing the building in Jerusalem and explore the Jerusalem stone as a starting point. The 'quarry' became the generating image, a reference 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. (Capacity: Member of Prus Architects Invited Team as Chief designer)