Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

Competition to Design National Library of Israel

Crossposted from Haaretz

The National Library of Israel is staging an architectural competition for a new $100 million facility in Jerusalem.

The privately funded building will be one of the largest public construction projects in Israel in the coming decade, about the size of the Supreme Court, and has already stirred considerable interest in Israel and overseas.

A non-Israeli architect who recently completed a large public project in the country called the design of the National Library “an extraordinary project both in terms of its importance and its scale.”

The competition will begin in January 2012 and will be open to all architects in Israel.



Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.