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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects, Courthouse in Jerusalem

Besides the new seat of the National Library of Israel, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and the campus for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, by SANAA, the plans to redevelop the city of Jerusalem include projects like the Courthouse, the competition for which was won by firms Studio PEZ (Switzerland - Israel) and Zarhy Architects (Israel). The new ‘city of justice’ has a total area of 60,000 square meters.  A three-level plinth, unfolding along a longitudinal axis to accommodate the communal public functions (secretariats of the different courts, library, cafeteria, etc.), presents a continuous facade to the street and integrates the whole courthouse complex into the city. Over this long block, stemming from it, are independent volumes containing the various judicial sections, breaking with the traditional monolithic architecture of law buildings while allowing construction work to be executed in phases. The modules of unequal heights create a play of setbacks as well as terraces, providing natural lighting and views of Jerusalem.
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