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Fosters unveils images of Einstein Museum

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Foster + Partners has revealed images of the Einstein Museum it is designing in Jerusalem

It came as the practice announced that development models for the scheme will go on display at the Royal Academy in London later this month.

Foster + Partners is designing the museum, conceived to showcase the life and works of Albert Einstein, for the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University.

The high-profile scheme is a joint venture by the president of Israel, the office of the prime minister and the university.

The Foster design features a spherical building with an amphitheatre at its heart focused on a bed of rotating mirrors, which produce light shows.

Profiled stone ribs will reveal an image of Einstein’s face from various viewpoints, according to the London-based practice.

Development models will be on show at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London from 10 June to 18 August.

Model by Spencer de Grey of Einstein Museum in Jerusalem

Source: Roel Paredeans

Prototype model by Spencer de Grey (Fotser + Partners) of Einstein Museum in Jerusalem

Meanwhile, the 2013 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Sigita Burbulyte of Bath School of Architecture.

Burbulyte will be granted £6,000 to develop her research study ‘Charles Booth Going Abroad’, which uses the poverty maps of Victorian reformer Booth to explore slums around the world.

Foster + Partners chairman and founder Lord Foster said: ‘The mapping of the relationship between slum areas and their wider urban context is a move towards defining and transforming these informal settlements.’

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