Fields of Knowledge

Sustainable Education Campus

Evoking the memories of old agricultural 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 suggests an alternative vision that integrates both school and public programmes within the overall plan, differing greatly from the existing plan that splits the site to three secluded plots with limited fluidity among its components.

Functioning as a focal point for the new neighbourhood, the slightly elevated “Campus Village” transforms an existing public pathway to a pedestrian destination, creating a vertical division between the restricted learning environments on higher levels and the public functions that are easily accessible along a lower park pathway. (media centre, theatre, sport facilities)

Client

Location

Size

Ramat Gan Municipality

Ramat Gan, Israel

10,000 sqm

Status

Year

Competition Winner

2nd Prize

2012

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New types of learning conditions and learning spaces are explored by situating the learning spaces above the public zones. These zones develop and nurture knowledge and expertise in areas of Science and Technology, Humanistic Studies, Sports, Arts and Crafts. While knowledge clusters are defined through programme and organisation considerations, an interconnected fabric of gardens, patios, loggias, terraces, and informal learning spaces create interdisciplinary learning experiences across different fields of expertise.

Team: Gary Freedman, Shany Barath, Alexey Boev

in collaboration with Auerbach Halevy Architects

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