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In Progress: Porter School / Axelrod-Grobman Architects + NCArchitects + Geotectura

  • Architects: Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects, Geotectura
  • Location: Tel Aviv
  • Area: 3700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects, Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin, Architect Dr. Yasha (Jacob) Grobman and Architect Irit Axelrod from Axelrod Grobman; Architect Nili Chen and Architect Nir Chen from NCArchitects; and Architect Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Cory from GEOTECTURA, Roy Kroizman, BRAUDE-MAOZ Landscape Architects, Nitzan Hafner and Gilad Adin

Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects © Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin © Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin

© Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin
© Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin

From the architect. Israel's first LEED Platinum building, the Porter School of Environmental Studies EcoBuilding by architecture firms Axelrod-Groban Architects, Geotectura Studio and NCArchitects, is now under construction in Tel-Aviv. The 3,700 square-meter facility will serve as a space for experimentations, technological demonstrations, research, exhibitions, and conferences, while raising the bar for Israel's sustainable building standards.

East Facade; Courtesy of Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects
East Facade; Courtesy of Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects

The EcoBuilding will maximize the efficient use of energy, water and materials through the integration of PV panels and solar collectors, water reclamation, natural ventilation, bioclimatic design, recycled and environmentally-friendly construction materials, a green roof of climate research and monitoring displays of the building's energy and water consumption.

Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects
Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects

Architectural highlights of the building include a three-story atrium and exhibition space that offers exterior views of Tel Aviv. The 300 square meter space will display a live feed of the building's energy data as well as research findings.  

Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects
Porter School / Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects

Suspended over the atrium, the Capsule Meeting Room will serve as an executive-style space for meetings, seminars and workshops.  It is also the central element of the EcoWall along the Eastern facade of the building.  The external layer of the "capsule" will be covered in programmable LED lights that will become a public display of environmental data.

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