JAMD Arts Center

Absorbing Local Tradition to Create a Modern Destination for the Arts

Text by Matthias Hollwich

An Inter-Arts Center is the first phase of the our ongoing work for the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance’s new campus. The building’s facade celebrates Jerusalem Stone, a traditional material common locally, in an unexpected way.

By playfully eroding the stone at the points of public engagement, the facade balances the geometric order, natural materiality, and intentional imperfection in a playful fashion. This makes the building unique, lovable, progressive, yet traditional, altering our expectation what a new building should look like.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

JAMD Arts Center was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership with Marc Kushner, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer during the 12 years of Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC.

 

Status  EXPECTED COMPLETION 2020

Type  CULTURAL

Location  JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

Client  THE JERUSALEM ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Size  20.000 FT2

Scope  SD-CA