Nature Museum, Jerusalem
On the strip of Jerusalem’s museums, the new Nature Museum is designed to link the Science Museum and the Hebrew University with Israel Museum and the Bible Lands Museum.
The building exploits the sloped site to allow pedestrians to stroll along landscaped terraces, rooftops and courtyards without entering the museum.
The linear building “fans” in a sequence terraces to emphasize a changing dialogue between the building and nature and a visual continuity between the two parallel movement systems, within and along the building, offering a unique experience of merged outdoor and indoor spaces.
The museum is designed as a “clothes peg”, the main entrance and a link to the Science Museum, with large common public spaces located at the peg’s connector. The peg arms, one mainly underground and the other floating above contain the different galleries and learning center, both arms lead to the museum’s sunken garden housing the outdoor galleries, the accumulation pool and the planetarium.
Jerusalem’s Nature Museum