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Al-Qasim Cultural Centre

A cultural centre and museum built around the tomb of the Palestinian protest-poet Samih Al-Qasim. The design is driven combining the symbolic character of death and rebirth, with the dramatic scale of the terrain itself. By sculpting the hill, we created a journey of experience; this of the underworld, as the visitor passes through a sequence of chambers, dug deep under the hill, progressively escalating towards the highest point of the terrain to the poet’s tomb, where they move more and more towards light. In the highest point the experience reaches a crescendo, the overworld. Dramatic views of the sea of galilee, a vast landscape of brush strokes inspired by his poems and water flowing from the tomb feeding the site with life. Half of the museum flies above the terrain, symbolising the concept of eternal life.

  • [status] Design Development
  • [location] Middle East Rameh
  • [program] Cultural
  • [date] 2018
Al-Qasim Cultural Centre

A cultural centre and museum built around the tomb of the Palestinian protest-poet Samih Al-Qasim. The design is driven combining the symbolic character of death and rebirth, with the dramatic scale of the terrain itself. By sculpting the hill, we created a journey of experience; this of the underworld, as the visitor passes through a sequence of chambers, dug deep under the hill, progressively escalating towards the highest point of the terrain to the poet’s tomb, where they move more and more towards light. In the highest point the experience reaches a crescendo, the overworld. Dramatic views of the sea of galilee, a vast landscape of brush strokes inspired by his poems and water flowing from the tomb feeding the site with life. Half of the museum flies above the terrain, symbolising the concept of eternal life.