Check-Point Building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jul 2013 5:58 pm | Education

The Tel Aviv University began a competition for the design of the Check Point Building which will be located in the center of their campus for the computer science and the youth center and the winning project was the one of the Kimmel Eshkokot Architects practice.

The building they designed tries to separate the two groups of users mentioned above while also allowing them to have informal meetings or a joint use of the auditorium and the classrooms. One of the most important features was sustainability and thus the courtyards are shaded and naturally ventilated with the orientation toward the sun and wind.

The façade has a double skin to allow its own ventilation and shading and its design is inspired by the cloud computing trying to combine the substantial aspect of the façade with a transparent and continually changing aspect which connects the building with the sky and clouds. The glass pixels covering the building is a statement of the building’s purpose and its design was created with the aid of computerized planning parameters.


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