Project: ‘Fields Of Knowledge’ Sustainable Education Campus
Designed by ShaGa Studio & Auerbach Halevy Architects
Team: ShaGa Studio – Gary Freedman, Shany Barath, Alexey Boev; Auerbach Halevy Architects – Ori Halevy, Ori Rotem, Eynav Nahum, Noam Muskal
Location: Ramat-Efal, Israel
Website: www.sha-ga.com & www.ah-arch.com
The massive ‘Fields Of Knowledge’ Sustainable Education Campus in Israel is a joined collaboration of ShaGa Studio & Auerbach Halevy Architects. Discover more of this project design after the jump:
From the Architects:
Evoking the memories of old agriculture fields in Ramat Efal, The proposal for a new education campus integrates a series of linear ‘ knowledge fields’ into a rich and varied learning experience, weaving together exteriors with interiors, the public and the community.
The proposal criticises an existing plan that splits the campus into 3 divided plots and suggests instead an integration of both school & public programmes within an overall ‘field condition’.
Functioning as a focal point for the new neighbourhood, the slightly elevated ‘Campus Village’ is transforming a public pathway from a shortcut to a destination, creating a vertical division between the restricted learning environments on higher levels and the public functions (media centre, theatre, sport facilities etc) accessible to all along a lower ‘park’ pathway.
By situating the learning spaces above the public zones , new intimate learning conditions are being developed, where distinct expertise and knowledge areas (Science and Technology, Humanistic Studies, Arts and Crafts, Sports) are nurtured and explored.
While knowledge clusters are defined through program and organisation, an interconnected fabric of gardens, patios, loggias, terraces and informal learning spaces propagates cross fertilisation and interdisciplinary learning experiences across fields of expertise.