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post updated 19 May 2021 ; 2013

New Architecture in Jerusalem

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Jerusalem Building Developments, Israel. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the city. The focus is on contemporary Jerusalem buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

13 May 2013
Jerusalem Architecture Photos
Jerusalem Old City Building
photograph © Adrian Welch

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

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16 May 2013
Mamilla Hotel, central Jerusalem
Design: Safdie Architects
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
photo from Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
A significant cultural, architectural and touristic evolution of the urban fabric of one of the world’s most iconic and timelessly beautiful cities happens this June with the opening of the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Jerusalem and Israel: Mamilla Hotel. Located in a remarkable position in the city centre with breath-taking views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate, the Mamilla is a contemporary, world-class hotel that combines a distinctly international outlook with the unique cultural heritage of this most magnetic, frenetic, incredible city.

6 May 2013
King George Towers, Jerusalem, east Israel
Design: YBGSNA
King George Towers Jerusalem
image from architects
King George Towers Jerusalem
The King George Towers is a Luxury Entrepreneurial Urban Project in the City Center of Jerusalem which has been initiated by our firm. The project which is located in a prime real-estate location is intended to rejuvenate one of the most central squares in Jerusalem. The program of the development includes an upscale commercial center, a luxurious spa and a variety of apartment types.

Jerusalem Architecture

Major Jerusalem Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

12 Sep 2011
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design – New Campus, Jerusalem
SANAA with Nir Kutz Architects
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
image from BAAD
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

13 May 2013
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Design: various architects
Israel Museum Building
photo : Cecilia Koren
Israel Museum
The Israel Museum opened in 1965, in a Modernist complex nestled on the Judean Hills near The Knesset – the national parliament building – and the Hebrew University. Since that time, it has become the most eminent cultural institution in the region and one of the leading art and archaeology museums in the world, with collections growing exponentially over the past four decades. Now 45 years later, the museum has reopened after a $100 million expansion and renovation.

13 May 2013
Hansen Compound, Jerusalem
Hansen Compound Jerusalem
photograph © Adrian Welch
Hansen Compound
This building is a sensitive refurbishment and redevelopment of a former leper colony. The structure is being transformed into a space for artists including some from Bezalel Academy. 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.

8 Dec 2011
Jerusalem District Courthouse, central Israel
Design: Chyutin Architects
Jerusalem Court House Building
picture from architects
Jerusalem Courthouse

6 Aug 2012
Observation tower on “Armon Hanatziv” walkway in Jerusalem
Design: Nir Ben Natan Architect
Observation Tower Jerusalem
image from architects
Observation Tower Jerusalem

10 May 2013
Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge, Jerusalem, eastern Israel
Santiago Calatrava
Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge
photograph © Adrian Welch

10 May 2013
Yad Va’Shem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem – new photos
Design: Safdie Architects
Yad Va'Shem Holocaust Museum Building
photograph © Adrian Welch
Yad Va’Shem Holocaust Museum
The rebuilding of the Yad Va’Shem Holocaust Museum includes a new visitors’ center (Mevoah), a new history museum replacing the existing museum constructed in 1953, a Hall of Names, a synagogue, galleries for Holocaust art, an exhibitions pavilion and a learning and visual center. In addition, new underground parking and facilities for tour buses are located adjacent to a new entrance piazza. The overall program quadruples the permanent exhibition space.

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Historic Jerusalem Architecture

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem
photograph © Adrian Welch
Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Israeli Architecture

Peace Peres House, Jaffa, central Israel
Design: Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects
Peace Peres House Jaffa

Israel Architects

Ashkelon Dance & Music Center Building
Design: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Ashkelon Music and Dance Center

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