HP:Mercury 3 / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

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Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
Location: HP campus, Yehud Industrial Area,
Partner in charge: Amir Mann
Design Team: Asaf Mann, Danny Rozen, Sivan Hecht, Amit Haas
Client: Mercury Interactive/HP (The Israeli start-up company Mercury Interactive was bought by Hewlett-Packard mid-construction)
Completed: 2008
Area: 20,000 sqm
Construction: Omer Construction & Engineering
Project Manager: Amnon Regev
Photographs: Amit Goren

‘Garden Ribbons’ – A City Hall and Urban Park / ShaGa Studio

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The new municipality building of , located in the old part of the city introduces a unique public park for the city – a green heart – that like a ribbon gradually transforms from a horizontal landscape to a vertical climatic structure. Designed by the Dutch office ShaGa Studio in collaboration with Shyovitz Architects, they define Netanya’s future identity as a coastal city which truly embraces an urban sustainable lifestyle for its residents, workers and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Netanya City Hall Building / Yaniv Pardo Architects

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Through an innovative redesign by Yaniv Pardo Architects, the city center will be turned into a vibrant and exciting location, befitting a large metropolis. The municipality building will act as the city’s iconic landmark, an architectural milestone supporting the city’s unique urban landscape. The concept leans heavily on the residents of the city who will be using the space for a wide range of activities and services – cultural, social, leisure, commercial etc. Their movement across the space throughout the day will create a bustling urban center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

District Courthouse Proposal / Chyutin Architects

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Chyutin Architects, in collaboration with Shmaya Zarfati, shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the District Courthouse in . Located on a newly designed main public square in the city center, the building houses all the judiciary levels except the Supreme Court, and contains 113 courtrooms and 135 judges’ chambers. The design of the court building connects and bridges among the host of diverse design languages of the buildings around it while creating a distinctive language of its own. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Chyutin Architects

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The Polonsky Academy building, designed by Chyutin Architects, is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. The low horizontal appearance of the Polonsky Academy building fits in with the dimensions and design characteristics of the existing buildings with their closed stone fronts to the city and glass fronts facing the open inner garden. Other building materials to be used are exposed concrete and wood slats. The design of the building elevation respects the modernistic spirit of the existing buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem / Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, Ariel Noyman

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The Museum of Tolerance, designed by Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, and Ariel Noyman is located at the heart of modern Jerusalem, in its rejuvenated city center, on the borderline between the spacious Independence Park, and the urban built environment. The location is a meeting site of three main streets which differ in character and function. Hillel street: a bustling commercial zone; Moshe Ben Israel street: a road crossing the park; and Moshe Salomon street- Nachalat Shiva’s pedestrian mall, a tourist hub, full of restaurants and shops. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sammy Ofer Heart Building / Sharon Architects & Ranni Ziss Architects

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Architects: Sharon Architects - Arad Sharon, Sharon Gur-Ze’ev & RZA-Ranni Ziss Architects
Location: Tel-Aviv,
Sharon office team: Architect Erez Tal, Architect Ranit Kosht-Kriger, Architect Daphna Braverman-Gantman, Architect Aviel Tochterman
Ziss office team: Architect Nirit Philosoph, Architect Aviad Fanio, Architect Osnat Golan, Architect Alex Harpaz, Architect Yifat Adraee
Client: Sourasky Tel-Aviv (Ichilov) Medical Center
Photographs: Rona Vatash

Hendel Residence / SaaB architects

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Architects: SaaB architects
Location: Kfar Yehoshua, Emek Israel
Site area: 755 sqm
Construction area: 175 sqm
Project completed: 2009
Project team: Ronit Barkol & Luciano Santandreu
Construction eng.: Shabtai Mualem
Construction Supervisor: Yehudit Kadmi
Photographer: Luciano Santandreu

Pedestrian Footbridge / Bar Orian Architects

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The winning proposal for a new iconic pedestrian footbridge in the city of Be’er Sheva by Bar Orian Architects is a symbol of the current city’s development. The proposal creates a connection between the university and the future Hi-Tech industrial zone. The perforated steel cladding provides a shaded yet well ventilated space to shield the pedestrians from the harsh desert climate. More images and project description after the break.

Ramat Hanadiv Visiting Center / Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects

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Architects: Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects / Guy Teomi, Yuval Amitzi
Location: ,
Landscaping: Amir Blum
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects

Supreme Court Building in Jerusalem / Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects & Ram Karmi

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Architects: Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects & Ram Karmi
Location: , Israel
Client: Yad Hanadiv
Photographs: Courtesy of Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects

Galil Mountain Winery / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

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Architect: Weinstein Vaadia Architects
Location: , Galilee,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,700 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO

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Architects: SFARO Architects / Nir Rothem & Bosmat Sfadia Wolf
Location: Tel-Aviv,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 40 sqm
Photographs: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum

Private House / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

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Architect: Weinstein Vaadia Architects
Location: Sharon Area,
Project Area: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Amit Geron

K House / Alroy Hazak architects

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Architects: Alroy Hazak architects
Location: , Israel
Project Team: Amir Hazak Ronnie Alroy Bathelle Unger Alon Goldberg
Project Area: 700 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Amit Giron

House E / Sharon Neuman Architects

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Architect: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: , Israel
Project Team: Sharonneuman, Sharonwolman
Project Area: 300 sq.m
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Amit Gosher


STV House / Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture

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Architects: Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture
Location: Tel Aviv,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron

Gutman Visitor Center at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

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Architect: Weinstein Vaadia Architects
Location: , Israel
Project Area: 120 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Amir Balaban