National Library of Israel – Jerusalem, Israel
Building: National Library of Israel
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Executive Architect: Amir Mann – Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Ltd.
Size 45,000 sf
Currently under construction; scheduled to be completed 2020
AE Interest: Renewal process for the library to transition from a traditional library to a digital information hub [a] to provide state of the art resources to 21st century users,mixing traditional architecture in Jerusalem with new contemporary feel, sustainable building with solar panels and a rock store in ground for naturally cool air [b] 10 floors total with 6 above composing 15,000 sf and 4 below ground composing 30,000 sf [c]