The Program and Planning of the expansion is sensitive to the existing architecture and responsive to the site, harnessing the unique light as the organizing experience guiding visitors through the museum.

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THE TRANSFOMED ARRIVAL EXPERIENCE
 

VIEW OF THE ROUTE OF PASSAGE

SHADE STRUCTURE LEADING FROM TICKETING TO THE ROUTE OF PASSAGE

THE NEW PAVILIONS ARE SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED

GALLERY ENTRANCE PAVILION AND WATER FEATURE ALONG CARTER PROMENADE

THE NEW GALLERY ENTRANCE PAVILION

OVERALL PLAN OF THE MUSEUM EXPANSION AND RENEWAL

SECTION OF THE MUSEUM EXPANSION AND RENEWAL

EXCAVATION INSERTING THE NEW CIRCULATION SPINE BELOW THE CARTER PROMENADE

THE NEW BELOW GROUND ROUTE OF PASSAGE RUNS A SHALLOWER INCLINE BELOW THE CARTER PROMENADE

DUSK AT ENTRY REFLECTING POOL

Description

This seamless museum renovation and five building expansion maintains the originality of Mansfeld’s architecture and plan while refining and enhancing circulation. The design eschews form-making for a combination of overarching concept and attention to detail.

Reid Freeman was the Senior Designer and Project Manager at James Carpenter Design Associates in charge of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem’s expansion. The success of this project, its understated merging of architecture, engineering and art, is what led to the forming of Architecture Operations D.P.C. in 2012, an independent architecture firm that collaborates with JCDA on larger institutional projects.

Project Costs: $80,000,000 (new construction and renovation)
Project Area: 95,000 sq. ft. (new construction)
Project Scope: While at JCDA – lead design
Project Duration: Spring 2005 – Summer 2010
Client: Israel Museum Jerusalem
Design: James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.
Architect of Record: A. Lerman Architects Ltd.
Structural Engineer: J. Kahan & Partners
Landscape Architect: West End Architecture and Environmental Planners
Owner’s Representatve: Nizan-Inbar
Lighting Desiger: Tillotson Design Associates
Graphic Design / Signage: Kasher Visual Communications