In june 2013, AAU ANASTAS was invited to a restricted competition managed by the Municipality of Beit Sahour in the district of Bethlehem. They were awarded first prize in September 2013 and appointed to design the project. The proposed concept is defined by a geometric volume which generates an urban insertion. The building follows the form of the allocated parcel, thus maximising the space for an internal courtyard signifying the Memorial space. This central space acting like the focal point of the project articulates the different components of the program from one side, and connects the Museum to its surroundings from the other. In order to preserve the initmacy of the neighbourhood, the volome of the project is created around a thick wall that refers to the old city’s enclosures. This wall is interrupted to create the connection with the city through a monumental entrance that spans all along the main street.