- Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
A Project for STUDYO ARCHITECTs, Cologne © STUDYO ARCHITECTs
Bezalel Academy of Arts andDesign is going to move back into the center of Jerusalem from its presentCampus location on Mount Scopus injecting 3000 students into town. Havinglaunched an international competition the winning entry was selected out of 188submissions and 4 invited firms contributing the idea of Bezalel to render apossible future home base. The Jury declared that the winners responded mosteffectively to the divided site and proposed a unified and cohesive campuswhich optimizes the qualities of the site and successfully integrates indoorand outdoor spaces. The design responded sensitively to the historical contextand as such connects to the surrounding area, interpreting effectively thetraditional Jerusalem elements of courts, gardens, roofscape and screen facades.The design most successfully places facilities accessible to Bezalel and thepublic, and most effectively interprets the mission and vision of Bezalel.