Encounters- The Palmach History Museum
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Encounters- The Palmach History Museum

8/25/1998

 ENCOUNTERS: Israeli Architecture
 
 
 
   THE PALMACH HISTORY MUSEUM 
 
Tel Aviv, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Architects: Zvi Hecker, Rafi Segal
 


 
The greater part of the interior space of this museum of the pre-State, Jewish underground organization is appropriately buried, and thus the main expression of the structure becomes an experiential sequence in the landscape.

The retaining walls gently wrap around a central courtyard, with existing trees as its focus, calling attention to the sensitive landscaping gestures towards this elevated site overlooking the sea.

As the plan of the building reflects the natural form of the site, the elevation mirrors the stepped character of the terrain. Beyond its powerful sculptural presence, the building houses a variety of cultural activities such as a four hundred seat auditorium, a youth center, a cafeteria and support offices.
 
 
 
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