The idea of “balance” formed the design, linking state of the art technology with Jerusalem regional tradition. The independent public entities which inhabit the site are woven together into a rich cultural, technological and traditional system.
Flexible structure can support shapes, spaces and sizes that can vary according to changing needs. Circulation along the axis of the building allows closing and opening different zones of the building on different entrance terms, while independent activity of each zone is also possible throughout the day.
The 3 layers of the project unite under a single structural system, allowing inter-penetration of the 3 layers one into the other and combinations between the various functions. Galleries requiring double or triple height create connections between the 3 layers and allowing views from the public foyer into the display.