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Why Palestinian Museum received prestigious architectural award

2 October 2019

The Palestinian Museum, which has received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019, combines an ecological design and harmony of landscape. Standing on a hill that looks out over the town of Birzeit, the Palestinian Museum is a cultural oasis whose architecture mimics the surrounding landscape. The museum's hillside gardens and stone walls imitate the stone terraces used in agricultural lands in the Palestinian villages and the building itself is made of limestone quarried locally near Bethlehem.