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Ron Arad to Break Ground on Israeli Cancer Center in Afula

Ron Arad to Break Ground on Israeli Cancer Center in Afula
Ron Arad to Break Ground on Israeli Cancer Center in Afula, © Whitaker Studio
© Whitaker Studio

Ron Arad Architects will soon break ground on Beit Shulamit (or “Shulamit House"), a new cancer centre for the Emek Medical Centre in Afula – a regional hospital campus in the north of Israel. Designed to be "an inviting and unthreatening intervention within the hospital context," the center will be situated east of the main campus’ perimeter road within the foothills of the nearby Giv’at Hamoré mountain.

"The three-story building is arranged upon a generous new ground level deck, which rests over two covered car parking levels," says the architects. "The Centre’s three upper floors step down towards the South, to create a terraced arrangement in keeping with the site’s topography. This enhances both the views out of all parts of the building towards the natural environment, and offers a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces for circulation and reflection."

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© Whitaker Studio

"The layout is further accentuated by the architectural language of the new building, which uses overhanging and cantilevered shading elements to enhance the interplay of light and shadow, privacy and public access, and the blurring of traditional building boundaries. This design also aims to maximise the environmental efficiency of the building envelope, as well as enjoy the extensive new planting of trees and vegetation which form an integral part of the project."

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© Ron Arad Architects

The new centre will house a radiation therapy institute, breast cancer care centre, pediatric oncology department, well-being centre, infusion therapy, ambulatory clinics and a Nobel-laureate-headed research institute.  

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© Millennium Models

It is named after the late Dr. Shulamit Katzman, paediatrician, philanthropist and social activist, who died of cancer in 2013. 

  • Architects

  • Location

    Haemek Hospital, Afula
  • Category

  • Principal Designer

    Ron Arad
  • Project Director

    Asa Bruno
  • Project Associate

    Paul Madden
  • Design Team

    Claire Delbet, Reshma Upadhyaya, Lucy Pengilly Gibb
  • Executive Architect

    Mochly Eldar
  • Landscape Architect

    Studio Urbanof
  • Structural Engineer

    Yossi Shiran Construction Engineering
  • Client

    Clalit Medical Services
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Ron Arad to Break Ground on Israeli Cancer Center in Afula" 09 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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