November 23, 2011

Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art by Preston Scott Cohen 22 November 2011

Dezeen in Israel: here are some images of the recently opened new wing at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which has a dramatically faceted atrium piercing its centre.

Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, the Herta and Paul Amir Building has a spiralling plan with two storeys above ground and three underground floors.

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Although the building has a triangular plan, these exhibition galleries are rectangular and display art, design, architecture and photography.

 Galleries overlook the 26-metre-high atrium through long windows that slice through its angled walls.

 Walls fold around the entrances to these rooms and appear on approach to be wafer-thin.

The museum has a tessellated concrete exterior where windows match the shapes of the triangular and rectangular panels.

Photography is by Amit Geron.

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