Azrieli Institute for Educational Enrichment
Be’ér Sheva‘, Israel
Curvilinear forms circumscribing an inner courtyard characterise the architecture of this school and community centre. It is accomplished by the use of sophisticated high-tech design and engineering software to generate models and fabrication drawings, and low-tech, unskilled labor in the application of spray-on concrete over a prefabricated bent-steel structure and cladding. This educational centrer, intended to attract drop-out students, stands in stark contrast to the predominant rectilinear architecture and orthogonal street system and, in this respect, reflects the designers’ stated objective of creating a unique, soft, flowing setting based on natural forms, an ‘oasis’ within an urban setting.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Be’ér Sheva‘, Israel
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