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076 The National Library

Meeting place: the entrance to the National Library, Edmond Safra Campus, Givat Ram

Architects: Hever Architects (Amnon Alexandroni, Avraham Yasky, Ziva Armoni, Hanan Havron, Michael Nadler, Shulamit Nadler and Shimon Powsner), 1960

A guided tour of the National Library, which is one of the most important milestones in Israeli architecture. It is also considered a masterpiece of the International Style in Jerusalem and of public use architecture at the time it was built. This cube-shaped structure built on pilotis (inspired by buildings designed by Le Corbusier) is known for its simple and clean lines. 

This tour led by David Ibgui – an art historian – will include listening to a work by the artist, Rotem Volk. It was compiled as part of the Israel Festival’s “Routine 2.0 Duty of Deposit” project, carried out in cooperation with the Hebrew Catalogue Department at the National Library.

The tour will start with listening to an audio file sent to the participants’ cell phones. They are therefore requested to come equipped with a smartphone (and a fully-charged battery) and headphones.

The tour involves a lot of walking and standing.

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Reservations not required

Open tour for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.

Reservations not required
Thursday, 18.11, 13:00
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