Tidhar school is located at Afula, Israel. The school was planned to challenge the design of education buildings in Israel, both in terms of planning and also in terms of social, ethical and educational aspects. We all know the generic school planning routine that results in anonymous classes that are characterized by repetitive form and dimensions, dim hallways and backyard that is exposed to the burning sun reminiscent of military bases. We do not think that these are the proper conditions for 21st century education. Tidhar School offers a different approach, modern and innovative. The starting point of the design is the negotiation between sustainability and the existing built environment (low cottages neighborhood), with the green landscape around (public open space) and the Community of young students. The public areas, the garden and the patio, are equally important as the school classes.
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