A self-cleaning, nitrous oxide-absorbent concrete screen, parametrically modeled to respond directly to the sun’s path over the site.
The design brief for this project was for a new School of Architecture for Tel Aviv University that incorporated the David Azrieli Archive and commercial spaces to interface with the city.
Our design concept proposes a hybrid structure that creates a new gateway to campus, blends learning, cultural, and social spaces, and promotes sustainability. A large stair slices through the building, creating a raised plaza and sculpture garden that links the city and the campus.
The top volume, The Architecture School, cantilevers over the new entrance plaza, offering an iconic gateway to TAU. Studio layouts are flexible and connected visually across the suspended Auditorium connects to the roof garden, giving lecturers and their audiences panoramic views of Tel Aviv University and the ocean beyond.