Curiosity- Prizes and Competitions
David Azrieli Prize for Urban Planning was awarded this year to the office of Grinstein - Har Gil for the restoration of
Architects Association has joined AI Project of the Year Award. Prizes will be
awarded in five categories: architecture, landscape and urban planning,
interior design, research (for the first time), and student projects. Projects
designed and built after 2000 are relevant (there is a special category for
unrealized projects). The jury will include professional and academic members
Participation is open to all. Entries should include only two JPG images and a short explanatory text with no more than 40 words.
The Architects Association submitted a plea against the Ministry of Finances general accountant for selecting architects without conducting open competitions. The Associations lawyer did well in summarizing the injustice and lack of ethics and public wisdom that typify the choice of architects for planning public structures, thus depriving the public of its right to make use of the potential talents and fresh ideas of most of the architects in the country. It is about time that the right to determine the architectural appearance of our institutions was taken from the hands of officials with accounting credentials.
And in the same vein - architect Zvi Mosesko, who in 1980 planned the library and cultural center of Afula, submitted a plea against City Hall for altering the building without consulting him. The court determined that since a building is a work of art, the architect’s rights were violated. Hence they ordered City Hall to return the building to its former condition and pay the architect compensation. Well done, Zvi, for your determination, audacity, and energies only few of us are blessed with.
exhibition “Fields” by artist Michal Rovner (who created the video exhibit in Yad Vashem), shows at Tel Aviv
Museum of Art till the end of June. The show includes
video pieces of gas flames in endless open fields, and was
created after a visit to oil fields in
photography exhibition “100 years of Tel-Aviv Architecture” is
now being shown in the east lobby of the
The office of Kimel-Eshkolot Architects will be exhibiting its work at Ramat-Gan Museum of Art. A good idea for other offices as well.
I Have an Opinion
A new column will enable students and young architects to express their opinion without dreading the establishment. Students and architects are invited to speak their mind on the academic goings-on of architecture schools, to state their opinion on the school curriculum and have an impact on their future as architects and designers. This welcome initiative arose at several schools simultaneously with students growing tired of teachers who superimpose their own interpretation of very subjective terms such as sense of a place, ‘esthetic’ and ‘academic thought’. A special catalyst is the low stature awaiting them in offices once they have finished their schooling. One can pour out whatever’s on ones mind without hesitation at email@example.com
common project - Genova and
inter-departmental course focusing on public space design was
That’s all for now.