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  7. Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
 Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Kimmel Eshkolot Architects has announced that they have won a competition initiated by Tel Aviv University, the Rashi Foundation and Check Point. Located at the center of the campus, the The Check Point Building for computer science and science-oriented youth center was inspired by the image and vision of cloud computing. 

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From the Architect. The planned Check-Point Building for the Faculty of Computer Science and for science-oriented youth is located in the center of the campus, between the buildings of the Physics and Mathematics Faculties and the Dan David building. The building is designed to enable separation between the two groups of users, and yet to encourage informal meetings between them, by allowing the joint use of some facilities, such as the auditorium and large classrooms. Sustainability has been of major concern during the design process. The building comprises shaded and wind-ventilated courtyards, appropriately orientated with respect to sun and wind. Double-skin facades permit ventilation and shading.

Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The design syntax of the building, inspired by the image and vision of cloud computing, endeavors to rise above the heavy material world of construction, into the virtual de-materialized world of computers and software: a building appearing substantial as well as transparent; a building continuously changing, prominent in its environment but also merging with the sky and clouds. The building envelope, composed of glass pixels, is unique and innovative, based on the values ​​this building represents, and was designed by computerized planning parameters. This system, unique but simple to implement, is composed of glass tiles with variable transparencies, calculated with an algorithm specifically developed according to the needs for transparency and the amount of light required for each of the internal functions of the building. The total building area in the first stage is approximately 5500 sqm. The second stage will be built as a separate wing, adding 4300 sqm to the project.

Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel ‎
  • Design Team

    Ilan Carmi, Amir Levanon ,Omri Ron, Merav Gazit, Yair Titelboim
  • Area

    5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Becky Quintal. " Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects" 19 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/404489/check-point-building-kimmel-eshkolot-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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