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Architects Ruth Lahav, Toni Rig, and Prof. Len Warshaw
received the 2004 David Azrieli Award for Urban
Planning, in coordination with the Council for Beautiful Israel, for their
building in the Beer Sheva
government complex. The 100,000
The 2005 Wolf Art Award will be awarded this year to architect Jean Nouvel. The $100,000 prize will be awarded to Nouvel, as 'his works express the unique encounter between the buildings purpose and its context, beyond expressing his individual style'. Thats the way things should be, in comparison to Calatrava, Gehry, and Libeskind, whose works are easily identified from a distance.
The annual Holiday of Holidays
winter festival, which takes place outdoors in the alleys of Wadi Nisnas in
The Building Permission by Permitted Architects bill initiated by architect Israel Goodovitch with Knesset members Michael Gurlovski and David Azulai (who initiated the beach bill), has passed its first reading in the Knesset. The bill grants architects who have at least five years proven experience, the authority to authorize plans based on the information file and a valid municipal masterplan. Only once the bill had been phrased did the Association of Independent Architects and the Architects Association jump on Goodovitchs bandwagon to join the initiative. It seems also hitchhikers can go far.
Churchman has replaced Prof. Edna Shaviv as Dean of
the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Technion.
Architect Hillel Schocken
was appointed Head of the
The annual Landscape Architects Conference took place in December 2004, under the title 'Landscape as a Multi- Disciplinary System'. The main message was that the landscape should be perceived as a dynamic complex system demanding a holistic outlook comprised of all environmental, social, engineering, and economic aspects. A successful event.
The Association for New Israeli
Urbanism has announced the opening of an exhibition of works epitomizing its
guiding principle: to produce a harmonious, well-balanced, sustainable urban
environment. The exhibition will be displayed at the organization establishment
conference in May, and will represent
Curator: Dr. Ami Ran. Participation fees are minimal. www.miu.org.il
An exhibition of contemporary
Norwegian architecture was displayed in the
Modern Architecture 1927/2002 -
the International Style - an exhibition displayed in Wizo
Haifa College of Design, sought to reveal the fate of projects first presented
in the first Werkbund exhibition which took place in
Stuttgart in 1927. Among the projects were Mies van der Rohes Wohnhaus
in Guben, Gropius Bauhaus
and Fagus building in
Curator: Karin Kirsch.
Fourth year student Amichai Cohen, from the Academic Institute of Technology,
The final project of Galit Ochayoun from the
Ihab Zins 450 sqm 4-unit residential
building, in the Talbieh area of
Rami Shaltiel planned a community center in Rehavia
- a quiet
ON THE VERGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Ben Ami is currently showing her sensitive project 'Open House' in
the Hiboorim-tech exhibition at
Artist Evie Polig has produced a statue that will speak to you no matter how you turn it over.
'Color in Educational Facilities - Theory and Practice' - a book intended to inform architects and decision makers on the didactic use of colors within the educational space. Writer of the book, Dr. Rachel Zeba, of the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, contends that students erroneous understanding of color will inevitably influence other areas of their lives.
Edited by Zvia Ortner of the Unit for Designing of School Buildings.
A fire broke out in
Architect: Knafo-Klimor Architects.
Coordinating architect: Jan Jack Ory.
Thats it for now,