Zion Square Pavilion

ZION SQUARE, JERUSALEM

Designed by the students: Liran Messer, Stav Dror and Moti Bachar as part of the design studio: EVENT & the CITY.
The project- a temporary structure for the Israel Festival’s duration- was developed in collaboration with the the Eden company and the Architecture Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Situated in Jerusalem’s beating heart- Zion square- next to Jaffa street and the Light Train Line, it creates a place to host a rich artist program including lectures by leading scholars, concerts, dance performances, video screening and theater shows.
The structure, 24 meters long and 3 meters wide, spans between 2 boxes: one is the ‘toolshed’ of the project which encapsulates all of the festivals needs for the various events. At night, it is closed and packed while during the day it will open and expand, creating a place for a possible encounter and sojourn. On the opposite side, around an existing tree, is an empty box called ‘the garden’. Filled with benches and closed by a curtain, it functions as an intimate shaded space in the bustling square.

  • Role Studio master with arch. Deborah Warschawski and co-designer
  • For Israel Festival Jerusalem
  • Date June 2016

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Yifat Zailer

photo: Yifat Zailer

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Elad Sarig

photo: Moti Bachar

photo: Moti Bachar

photo: Moti Bachar

a view from Zion Square

a view from the light rail line on Jaffa street

pavilion closed

pavilion open

pavilion during an event

a view towards the ‘tool box’

a view towards the ‘garden’

model: plan view

model

model

model: a view to the ‘tool box’

model: plan view of the ‘garden’

photo: Or Kaplan