Hansen Compound Jerusalem, Talbiyeh Building

Hansen Compound Building, Historic Jerusalem Architecture, Israeli Leper’s Hospital

Hansen Compound, Jerusalem

Historic Israeli Building in Talbiyeh renewal by Ran Wolf

13 May 2013

Hansen Compound Jerusalem Building

Location: Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, Israel

Original architect: Conrad Schick, Germany

Renewal: Ran Wolf – Urban Developer, Director of Development of the Hansen Compound. Founder and Director of Ran Wolf Company of Urban Planning and Project Management

Hansen Compound Building

The Hansen Compound, a sensitive refurbishment and redevelopment project in an affluent area of Jerusalem. An old leper colony run by German nuns had closed in the year 2000 and there was a proposal to convert the old stone building into a hotel. However the structure is now being transformed into a space for artists including some from Bezalel Academy – a centre for design, media and technology.

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photographs © Adrian Welch

Although the architectural intervention was minimal – mostly conservation of a fairly small two-storey building – the whole process & programme was positive. The building is due to open later in 2013 with a performance in the courtyard due to take place in just one month.

Compound Hansen is located in Talbiyeh, near the Jerusalem Theater. The building previously served as a hospital for lepers.

The Hansen Leper’s Hospital building was designed by German architect Conrad Schick.

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Location: Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, Israel

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