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Mayslits Kassif Architects | Remez Arlozorov Community Campus

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The Remez Arlozorov Community Campus was the winning entry of a public competition held by the Tel Aviv Municipality. The call was for the design of a communal, mixed use complex at the center of Tel Aviv, next to some iconic buildings from the sixties.   The winning scheme by Mayslits Kassif Architects organized the compound’s buildings – an auditorium, a sports center, a residential tower and an education wing – around a public space which serves as the vital hub of the complex.

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The first building that was erected in the complex is The Mina & Everard Goodman Educational Campus & Municipal Offices. The building was opened to the public in July 2009.

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The 100m long horizontal, serene structure of the education wing is juxtaposed with the lightly sloped site, enabling differentiation of scale and a series of terraced spaces accompanying the long building.

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The dense plot and the tight public budget posed a challenge and led to the search of a feasible, yet inspiring design. The kindergartens are, therefore, built on two levels implementing compact land use which creates an urban version of the familiar childcare programmes.

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An original woven timber fabric separates the public space from the children’s realm, creating a light filter and playful articulation of horizontality and linearity. This handcrafted system acts as a contemporary variation of the Tel-Avivian brise-soleil architectural tradition, which provides solar protection while enabling an air flow through the facade.

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The color spectrum is used in various ways throughout the building, serving both as an orientation device and as a sensual stimulus, creating an exciting learning environment for the children.

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The project’s architectural asset is in the creation of a contemporary and playful interpretation of its modernistic, monumental surroundings. The success of composing a stimulating design for its diverse users by simple gestures awarded the project its wide public recognition and several significant awards.

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Location: Arlozorov Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
Architect: Mayslits Kassif Architects
Design Team: Udi Kassif, Ganit Mayslits Kassif, Maor Roytman, Ilana Bereznitski
Project Name: Remez-Arlozorov Community Campus | The Mina & Everard Goodman Educational Campus & Municipal
Program: A mixed use building containing kindergarten cluster and municipal welfare offices.
Client: The Tel Aviv-Yafo Economic Development Authority Ltd.
Budget: 5,000,000 $
Site Area: 6,000 sqm
Built Area: 3,000 sqm
Completion Year: 1st building in the complex – completed 2009
Photographers: Iwan Baan, Yuval Tebol

Awards:
1997 – First Prize in a Public Competition held by the Tel Aviv Municipality, for designing the communal, mixed use Remez – Arlozorov Complex
2010 – Ot Haitzuv Award 2010  – the Israeli award for excellence in architecture and design – Public Buildings Category
2010 – Rokah Award  for remarkable architectural achievements in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, given by the Tel Aviv municipality once in 4 years
2010 – Project of the Year Award 2010 – honorable mention

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