- Architect In Charge:Gaby Schwartz
- Design Team:Noa Hefetz, Roy Talmon, Avraham Rotal
- Construction:Ran Mishan
- Power:Barbash Orlan
- Plumbing:Joseph Weinberg
- Aluminum:Aluminum Industries Ltd. Feldman
- Steel Roof Constructions:David Blank
Text description provided by the architects. Paradive aerial reserve is a multipurpose space containing an Israeli aviation history gallery, airplane hangar, a museum of items and documents regarding Israeli aviation history, classrooms, a restaurant, and informal gathering areas.
The building functions both as a place to host conventions regarding Israeli aviation history as well as a parachute club.
The project is based on the concept of cooperation- Cooperation with nature, cooperation with the program, cooperation with economy and with the community. The planning principals are based on environmental sensitivity and the building is constructed from local materials like bare concrete, glass, wood and sandstone.
The facades are planned according to climate principals to create comfortable conditions. The southern façade shows a minimal amount of windows in order to minimize direct sunlight exposure. The western façade (includes the exhibition space and aircraft collections) consists of a Palgal panel covered steel construction with climate qualities. The northern façade is designed as a translucent glass wall allowing indirect sunlight entry into the building.
The shell structure functions as a thin concrete skin that contains transparent façades and frames the unique landscape. The building integrates with a sloppy topography thus creates a minimal presence in its natural environment.