Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects

Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects

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Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Project Architect: Nimrod Schenkelbach
  • Team Design: Matan Gal, Nir Leshem, Lior Barkai, Nofar Ramer
  • Above Grade Area: 15000 m2
  • Below Grade Area: 15000 m2
  • Facades: xmade Barcelona
  • Kitchen: Nachshon
  • Accessibility: Tamar Lubetsky
  • General Contractor : TIDHAR
  • City: Tel Aviv
  • Country: Israel
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Text description provided by the architects. The enclosed campus paradigm of Tel Aviv University is challenged for the first time in 34 years (second only to the Tel Aviv university art gallery opened in 1988) as a new building re-connects the city and the campus. The building, designed by PEZ in collaboration with Zarhy Architects, houses both R&D Center for a worldwide leading semiconductor company together with the Tel Aviv University Engineering Faculty, creating a unique meeting point for academia and industry.

Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Mikaela Burstow
Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Mikaela Burstow

Located on a prominent site on the hillside, The building changes the landscape of Tel Aviv’s main highway. It takes advantage of the site’s height elevation difference in order to create a diverse, accessible, and animated urban façade. Its open ground floor showcases learning spaces, lobby, and cafeteria and allows direct entry to the building from the city streets. A new generation of research buildings is introduced, abandoning the idea of academia as an enclosed and detached Ivory Tower and connecting it to the vibrant Tel Aviv urban life.

Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Mikaela Burstow

The building re-invents the idea of architectural flexibility by creating an exoskeleton, liberating the interior spaces from structural elements, and enabling endless layout possibilities. This exoskeleton consists of structural elements and an innovative sun-shading system, which re-interprets the brutalist brise-soleil tradition on campus in a contemporary manner, creating a striking architectural identity. Inside the flexible framework, a series of social spaces are created to encourage informal meetings, collaborations, and ultimately innovation. It is a new model of a research building – simple, efficient on one hand, and iconic on the other hand.

Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Mikaela Burstow
Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Mikaela Burstow
Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Interior Photography, Chair
© Mikaela Burstow

PEZ is an international architecture studio based in Basel, Switzerland, and Tel-Aviv, Israel. It was established by Pedro Peña Jurado and Daniel Zarhy as a continuation of their ongoing collaboration while working at Herzog & De Meuron. The studio is currently involved in numerous international projects and has won many international prizes and awards.

Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects - Interior Photography, Facade
© Mikaela Burstow

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Cite: "Faculty of Engineering Tel Aviv University / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects" 26 Aug 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/987966/faculty-of-engineering-tel-aviv-university-studio-pez-plus-zarhy-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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特拉维夫大学工程学院 / Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects

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