The National Library of Israel was established in 1892 in order to collect and preserve the cultural treasures of Jewish heritage. It is one of the most famous Jewish libraries throughout the world which holds more than 5 million books and many rare and unique manuscripts and artifacts, which value of some of them is beyond any estimation.
In present, it is located, in an outdated building, within the campus of the University of Jerusalem. With the help of a donation from the “Rothschild Foundation”, a new, ultra-modern structure is being built for it, with a unique architectural character that will commence its operation in 2022.
J. Gordon Consulting Engineers Ltd. was chosen as its security consultant. The security design must assure a very high level of protection on the one hand and convenient and free access for visitors and researches arriving from the entire world.
Gordon Engineers’ team delivered a wide range of consulting and engineering services commence from the development of an overall security concept for its protection, detailed design of the security systems and supervision of its implementation