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

palestinian museum by heneghan peng 'acts as a communicator'

the palestinian museum by dublin firm heneghan peng architects is set to be a piece of 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, the design expresses a landscape well worn by culture, environment, commerce and intervention.



the aim of the museum is to preserve the culture of modern palestine and its people
video © the palestinian museum



the architectonic masses draw directly from a tradition of cascading terraces; the site is formed through a series of monumental 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.

all images courtesy of heneghan peng architects



project info:


client: welfare association
size: 3,000 sqm
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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