Giving Israel's National Library a new home, without destroying the old
Although the current design competition for the National Library, which follows an earlier contest that was nullified, calls for a new structure, architects should suggest a less wasteful retooling of the existing one.
A few months ago, the competition for the design of a new structure for the National Library in Jerusalem was canceled. Earlier this month, the Israel National Library Construction Company, which represents Yad Hanadiv (as the Rothschild Foundation in Israel is called), announced its intention to hold a new competition. Yad Hanadiv has pledged some $150 million for the building of the new facility.