Hansen Compound, Jerusalem

Hansen Compound Building, Historic Jerusalem Architecture, Israeli Leper’s Hospital

Hansen Compound, Jerusalem

Historic Israeli Building in Talbiyeh – renewal by Ran Wolf

13 May 2013

Hansen Compound Jerusalem

Location: Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, Israel

Original architect: Conrad Schick, Germany

Renewal: Ran Wolf – Urban Developer, Director of Development of the Hansen Compound. Founder and Director of Ran Wolf Company of Urban Planning and Project Managment

Hansen Compound Building

The Hansen Compound, a sensitive refurbishment and redevelopment project in an affluent area of Jerusalem. An old leper colony run by German nuns had closed in the year 2000 and there was a proposal to convert the old stone building into a hotel. However the structure is now being transformed into a space for artists including some from Bezalel Academy – a centre for design, media and technology.

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photographs © Adrian Welch

Although the architectural intervention was minimal – mostly conservation of a fairly small two-storey building – the whole process & programme was positive. The building is due to open later in 2013 with a performance in the courtyard due to take place in just one month.

Compound Hansen is located in Talbiyeh, near the Jerusalem Theater. The building previously served as a hospital for lepers.

The Hansen Leper’s Hospital building was designed by German architect Conrad Schick.

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