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Architect: Safdie Architects
Location: HaZikaron, Jerusalem, Israel
Client: Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
Total Cost: $90 million
Project Area: 190,521 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Timothy Hursley
Hrvoje Njiric is one of the most prominent architects to come out of Croatia and the Balkan area in the past two decade. Mr. Njiric gained acknowledgement in the 90′s with projects developed by the former njiric+njiric partnership, including schemes for Europan (3 first prizes) and Slovenian projects for Baumaxx and McDonald’s which were widely published and awarded. In 2001, Njiric+ was founded and continues the work of the former office. More information on the event after the break.
The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, designed by Chyutin Architects, is part of the Van Leer Institute campus at Jerusalem. Situated on the cliff facing south towards the Jerusalem Theater, its northern side faces the main garden court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. This court has two levels, with a one storey differential between them which makes it possible to create two entrances to the structure on different levels: main entrance near the Van Leer Institute and secondary entrance near the Council for Higher Education. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The 100 square meter residential home is located in Old Jaffa. Its location is unique in that it is set above the harbor, facing west with all of its openings facing the majestic splendor of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst it is difficult to determine the buildings exact age, it is clear that it is hundreds of years old. Over the years, it has undergone many changes and had many additions made that have damaged the original quality of the building and its spaces.
Tamaguchi Park relates to Tamagotchi, a toy from mid-90 of XXth century, the first one to address the question of educating children on care and responsibility through direct feedback from an artificial pet “fed” and”caressed” by its young owner. Centrala and Eifo Dana Group wanted to create the analogous relationship between the caring user and an artificially created landscape on a sandy slope facing the beach in BatYam. The intervention is therefore composed out of two physical elements; the water producing installation, the “park” and an accompanying educational program for kids from local schools headed by ten volunteers.
The Jabotinsky Institute, designed by Chyutin Architects Ltd, engages an archival collation and display of materials connected with Ze’ev Jabotinsky and with the underground Jewish nationalist movements prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. The building will be erected on a triangular plot with roads on either side of it and its apex pointing to an intersection. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Israeli designers, Chyutin Architects have shared with their proposal for a fashion and art graduate school in Tel Aviv. The proposal was created for a open architectural competition for the project, in which Chyutin Architects were a noted finalist. Additional images of their work and a description from the architects can be seen after the break.