ARCHITECT & DESIGN
A design icon in its own right, the David Citadel is also the centerpiece of a grand architectural vision, uniting this ancient and contemporary capital. Here, at one breathtaking address, Old City and new face each other, a conversation in Jerusalem stone: The legendary Ottoman walls facing the sculptural elegance of a modern landmark.
The hotel is a dialogue between Israel's most famous architect, Moshe Safdie, and one of today's most sought-after interior designers, Piero Lissoni. From their grand public spaces to the smallest luxury details, you sense these two modern innovators responding to each other, and to the masterpiece that is Jerusalem. The same is true in our rooms and suites. Each one is an interplay of bespoke furnishing and lighting, hand-hewn local stone and expertly chosen views. Like the city itself, the architecture of the David Citadel brings together styles and centuries, creating a designer hotel like no other.
Architect: Moshe Sfadie
Born in Haifa, Safdie was only six years out of architecture school when he designed internationally acclaimed Habitat '67. Celebrated ever since as a visionary in his field, his portfolio includes the designs of iconic museums and cultural institutions in Israel and abroad. As an educator, he has taught a generation of leading architects at Ben Gurion University, Yale and Harvard. Safdie's urban planning projects grace many cities worldwide, including Jerusalem. Among the recognitions he has received, Safdie was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects and the Mt. Scopus Award for Humanitarianism.
Interior designer: Piero Lissoni
Lissoni is a sought-after collaborator with top architects because he is a celebrated one himself. A familiar name to followers of modern design, his award-winning work has helped redefine the look of Boffi, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi, and Poltrona Frau.