The Hansen House hosts the advanced degree studies of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. This non-profit group is a center for activity, meetings, research, and exhibitions in contemporary art, research groups in design and technology, the "HaTav Behansen" cinema hall of the HaTav Hashmini company, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund of the Jerusalem Development Authority and more.
The Hansen House was designed by the architect Konrad Schick and built in 1887 by the Protestant community in the city, as an isolated hospital for leprosy patients. In 1950, the house was purchased by the Jewish National Fund and continued to be used as such. In 2009, the Israeli government decided to transfer the building from JNF to the Jerusalem Municipality, for its restoration and conversion into a design, media, and technology center. The planning and conservation work at the site was done between 2011-2013, under the management of the Jerusalem Development Authority.
After years in which the place's walls were closed to the general public, Hansen House was recently reopened. The site, previously used as an isolated hospital for leprosy patients, underwent a serious facelift and was converted into a design, media, and technology center.