Jaffa Street, Jerusalem
Proposal for a 3 story addition on top of an existing office building in the center of Jerusalem. In order to maintain the existing façade facing the main street, the building is set-back from the street wall allowing a vast open green roof. The new addition is also positioned in a way that minimizes shadows on the adjacent buildings.
Any expansion of a building adds a new layer on top of the existing, and should be articulated in a manner that expresses this stratification. The new addition was therefore separated from the existing building, allocating space for the mechanical systems on the roof and cleaning the façade from the AC units which have accumulated on it over the years.
Lot Area: 1,400 m2
Building Area: 1,000 m2