moshe safdie: mamilla hotel
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nov 27, 2011
moshe safdie: mamilla hotel


‘mamilla hotel’ by moshe safdie + lissoni associati, jerusalem, israel
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international architectural practice safdie architects and milan-based designer piero lissoni
collaborated to design the ‘mamilla hotel’ located in the heart of jerusalem, israel. the structure is a
combination of historical structures and contemporary spaces positioned within the dense walled city.
the facade’s antiquated jerusalem stone blocks were numbered before construction and placed back in their
original location to maintain the elevation’s established appearance.

a glazed roof spans connects a stone facade to the neighboring building creating an interior space.
a grand staircase formed with charcoal-hued steel sheets ascends through the open atrium which culminates
with the transparent ceiling, welcoming natural light into the lobby below.


aerial view of lobby
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sheet steel staircase
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top of the stairway
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view of the lobby from first floor
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hotel room
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bathroom detail
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numbered facade
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alley promenade
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(left) aerial view of lobby ceiling
(right) interior view of lobby
images courtesy safdie architects

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