The new building of the National Library of Israel located in Jerusalem’s National District will stand as an iconic architectural complex of aesthetic beauty and harmony, the embodiment of intellect, heritage, and culture. The new National Library was designed by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, includes a unique extradinary stone façade made from Jerusalem Gold in a machine finechiseled finish in a CNC cut, with not even one piece that is square or rectangular! The new Library building and its surrounding gardens and plazas will reflect the central values of democratizing knowledge. Within its 45,000 square meters of space, it will provide venues for exhibitions, research, cultural events, encounters, and educational programming in a secure, sustainable, and state-of- the-art environment. The new National Library of Israel is the most exciting and significant institution to be built in Jerusalem in a generation and promises to play a profoundly significant role in Israeli life – and beyond – for generations to come.
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