Koutsomitis Architects was responsible for a museum masterplan for the renovation and restoration of the landmark Hechal Shlomo building in Jerusalem. For
the first time, a storytelling museum will use evocative and extraordinary
works of art to illustrate the depth of Jewish life, past and present.
Utilizing cutting-edge technology, the visitor and user will have
an unparalleled opportunity to begin a journey of discovery, bringing
to life the finest, saddest, and even mundane moments of Jewish life
Extending over seven floors and 7,000 square meters, the museums four main galleries
will be complemented by an historic Synagogue from Padova, an education
department, a research library, and general public facilities that include
a restaurant and a museum shop.