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palestinian museum by heneghan peng acts as a communicator
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jun 26, 2013
palestinian museum by heneghan peng acts as a communicator


the palestinian museum
all images courtesy of heneghan peng architects

 

 

the palestinian museum by dublin firm heneghan peng architects is set to be architecture that behaves like history, narrating the story of a city that is at once embedded in the cultural riches of the past and a hopeful marker of modern palestine. embedded in the rolling hills of birzeit, palestine, the design expresses a landscape well worn by culture, environment, commerce and intervention. the architectonic masses draw directly from a tradition of cascading terraces; the site is formed through a series of moumental steps created by field stone walls which recall the agricultural terraces of the area. the theme of the landscape, from the cultural to the native terrain, unfolds across the terraces with the more habitable and occupiable volumes closest to the building, the plant life changes gradually as one moves down the terraces to the west.

 

 

the aim of the museum is to act as a communicator and preserver of the tangible and intangible culture of modern palestine and its people

video © the palestinian museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


the palestine museum

 

 


concept model illustrates the divets cut out of the landscape

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

client: welfare association
size: 3,000sm
status: tender stage
location: bir zeit, palestine
collaborators: local partner (structures, civil, mep, cost):arabtech jardaneh
structures civil: arup
building services: arup
qs: davis langdon
concept lighting: bartenbach lichlabor
fire: arup

 

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