January 25, 2022

Israel’s National Library Unveils New 21st Century Look, Cornerstone Laying Ceremony Will Take Place Next Week

From Arutz Sheva News:

The cornerstone laying ceremony at the new National Library will take place next Tuesday, yet design images were released to the public on Monday.


Construction of the library is estimated to last four years with plans to open its doors to the public in 2020.

The new library will be erected in Jerusalem’s Kiryat HaLeom (National Quarter) on a plot located at the intersection of Kaplan Street and Derech Rupin Road, opposite the Knesset and next door to the Israel Museum.

The building is designed by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog and de Meuron utilizing Amir Mann / Ami Shinar Architects & planners ltd. as local architects.

The built area will consist of approximately 34,000 square meters (365,000 square feet) – six floors totaling 15,000 square meters (161,000 square feet) above ground and four floors totaling 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) primarily for stacks and parking below ground.

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