Competition Entry : 2000
The natural scenic values unique to the Carmel Mountain where the site is located, including the panoramic view of the sea, have always been crucial a factor in the development of the city of Haifa. These are values that I aspired to preserve, both in the design of the indoors and in the position of outdoors.
To overcome the tough topography, it was proposed to enable two types of movement: A quick 0ne via a vertical pedestrian tower of elevators, and a slow one, via a pedestrian “green path” along a terraced garden. That path stretches along the terraces, from the intersection at the upper level, which leads the students from the dormitory area to the faculty, to the public square at the bottom level.
The site plan was fully adapted to the hill’s
Access to the inner apartments is via hallways
overlooking an atrium flooded with daylight filtering in through the
glass dome above. The hallways are interspersed with spacious sitting
areas overlooking the dramatic scenery.