The Museum building is located on a 40,000m2 plot next to Birzeit University campus, on a hill over looking the Mediterranean. The site is 7 miles north of Ramallah, and approximately 19 miles from Jerusalem.

The Building Design
The Palestinian Museum building was designed by Dublin-based architecture company Heneghan Peng and is an exemplar of clean, contemporary design that blends seamlessly with the local rural landscape. The building’s structure references the terraced hills around Birzeit and is surrounded by terraced gardens, planted with trees and flowers local to Palestine. Covering an area of 3500 m2, the building contains exhibition spaces, an open-air amphitheatre, and indoor and outdoor cafeterias as well as classrooms, offices, and storage space.

A Green Building
The Palestinian Museum is Palestine’s first green building following the LEED rating system. In this as in other fields, it aims to present an example of long-term energy sustainability based on international criteria. Energy-saving measures will help the Museum save 27percent of its annual energy consumption and 37percent of its water consumption. These levels are considered high by international standards.
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