Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

By : Mark V | 7 Nov 2011 1:32 am | Museums

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art now has a new building: Herta and Paul Amir building, at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, behind a large plazza. On the east of the building you can find the Ministry of Justice and the west is occupied by the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts.

The museum desperately needed a place to house the collection of Israeli art,it needed design and architecture galleries,not to mention the print and drawings galleries,a photography study center,a new auditorium,art library and the officials took into consideration the necessity of a gallery that hosts temporary exhibitions.

The façade of the new building is to say the least-spectacular.It is made of 465 differently shaped flat panels made of reinforced concrete and the designers decided to choose a modern approach when designing the place,reminding us of Mendelsohn,Bauhaus and the White city.

The site is shaped as a triangle while the design of the Amir Building offers floors of neutral,huge rectangular galleries.The five level space were designed to be independent one from each other.

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