The Department of Architecture places First and Second in the “Carbon-Free Future” Competition
Students from the Department of Architecture placed first and second in the “Carbon-Free Future” academic competition of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC).
The first place went to the project “Black Gold” by students Hadar Aspir and Shira Drach, with the mentorship of Arch. Dan Hasson, Dr. Rachel Gottesman, Arch. Noa Guy, and Archi. Tamar Ofer. The project reimagined the Bazan complex in Haifa Bay as a soil purification system, while preserving and repurposing existing infrastructure and buildings as a promenade and cultural venues.
The second place went to the project “Yeelim Arad” by students Dor Bellaiche, Nofar Rotem, and Aviya Becker, with the mentorship of Arch. Matan Sapir and Arch. Yuval Yasky. Aimed at rehabilitating a derelict neighborhood, the project uses the local environmental conditions and addresses climate comfort while creating a new type of urbanism in Arad’s Yeelim neighborhood, allowing changing intensive activity in the public sphere.