Studio Class at Umeå University
Studio Class at Umeå University

RAKOVER CINEMA

This project was developed by IDAN SIDI as a student from BEZALEL and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

An urban block destined to revive the city center incorporating a cultural restoration project. Jerusalem’s triangle was defined during the British mandate as a european capital city, lively and up-dated, adapting mixed-use building extensively. Accommodating 15 cinemas at peak, the triangle was a cultural treasure providing an outlet from the mundane life. As a part of our restoration laboratory, we decided to intervene among the locals, in between the residential floors of the building, injecting solutions.

In our project we invaded an entire block, replacing the middle floor with an intimate cinema experience, resembling a stroll in the museum, entering and exiting, drifting between the movies and the botanical gardens scattered around the ‘doughnut’. Our intervention occurring on the roof and in the back courtyard as well leading to an entire complex dedicated to the locals, offering a leisure outlet, renovated international style, cultural urban block.

Dor Cohen and Idan Sidi