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011 The New Wing of the Davidson Center

Meeting place: the entrance to the Archaeological Park, Ma'alot HaRav Shlomo Goren St.

Architects: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, 2021

The architect Etan Kimmel from Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects, whose firm was in charge of designing the new wing of the Davidson Center, leads this tour. He will talk about the new building, which was constructed in partially excavated pits that served as foundations for Umayyad palaces located east of the Davidson Center. The new wing will be used for additional exhibition space at the museum.

During the tour, Kimmel will describe the complex construction process, which included making the pits deeper so the height of the new structure would not exceed that of the Umayyad ruins. Participants will also be shown the specially designed roof structure made of louvre screening – stone shutters that shield the building and provide shading for the glass facades.

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