Holon – Museum of Design

Museum of Design Holon is a new educational and cultural center in Israel. Municipal authorities have chosen architect Ron Arad to construct a building that will attract the interest worldwide. They asked for an architect that would know and understand their original cultural heritage. Museum of design Holon or DMH serves to promote the Israel`s architecture and design. With its surface of 3700 square meters it houses a main gallery of 500 square meters taking advantage of natural lighting coming from roof skylights and a room with a mysterious name „Blackbox“ of 200 square meters that is lightened only by aritificial light, contrastingly with the main gallery.

Topography of the build-up area is expressed in the layout of the two-storey building. Both floors are connected by a number of outside halls furnished by sculptural pieces. Wandering through inner court of the museum a visitor can always discover something new. As an alternative, museum galleries are accessible by a series of closed halls. One of the most original element is the facade made from corten in warm tones of orange, red and brown. Entire outside covering looks very dynamic, assembled from a series of circles creating the building`s spine what accentuates its horizontal line.

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