Porter School Tel Aviv – PSES Building

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Porter School Tel Aviv : PSES Eco Building

PSES Development in Israel – design by various architects

25 May 2014

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Location: Tel Aviv University Campus, Israel

Design: Geotectura / Axelrod-Grobman Architects / Chen Architects

PSES Building Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

New photos of the completed Porter School of Environmental Studies building – 25 May 2014:

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

21 May 2014 – In a milestone for sustainable building in Israel, the Porter School of Environmental Studies Building has been inaugurated, providing an iconic space for environmental teaching, research, exhibitions, conferences and demonstrations of environmental technologies.

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building
photo Courtesy Geotectura

Distinguished guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included members of Tel-Aviv University’s International Board of Governors, as well as Mayor of Tel-Aviv Ron Huldai and Head of the Opposition MK Isaac Herzog, who came to greet.

The Porter School’s Professional Director, Arch. Dr. Arie Nesher provided a glance behind the scenes of the decision to construct the building: “when Dame Shirley Porter first began to envision a school of Environmental Studies, she already believed that the academic program should be housed in a Green structure that expresses environmental challenges and sustainability. It was also clear from the outset that the building should serve both as a laboratory and a pedagogical tool to introduce new green technologies into the Israeli building and planning industry”.

Prof. Dan Rabinowitz, Head of The Porter School of Environmental Studies, with his eyes set to the future, described the students this building will house: “Many of our 150 MA candidates and 60 aspiring PhD’s are men and women with extraordinary commitment and considerable experience in the environmental field. They belong to a generation that sees sustainability, the environment, social justice and our common future on this planet as one and the same.”

New photos of the completed PSES Building – 25 May 2014:


MK Isaac Herzog emphasized the importance of the environmental organizations, and referred to the legacy of Ora Hetzog, his mother, who was among the first to support the environmental movement in Israel: “The environmental revolution is perhaps the biggest revolution in the last decade in Israel. Thanks to the environmental organizations, Israel will have public beaches and open areas in the decades to come. The environmental organizations are the gatekeepers that care about the country we leave to our children and the future generations.”

Open House in the new Porter School Building: May 27, 17:00-19:00

20 Nov 2013

Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv

This new green building, the EcoBuilding, is under construction and planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

West façade:
Porter School of Environmental Studies Building Tel Aviv
photo : Noa Magger

These new photos show how the construction has advanced since the images in May (below). The most exciting development is the Capsule, now suspended high over the Atrium (entrance of the building), which serves as a focal point of the building and the EcoWall, which includes a thermal-solar tubes system for energy production.

The Capsule:
Porter School of Environmental Studies Building Tel Aviv
photo : Shani Yeshurun

The architects are also very proud to announce that the Israeli team to the Solar Decathlon Project in China came in second place in the architecture competition, and fourth place overall. The Porter School is honored to be one of the four academic institutions who represented Israel in this prestigious competition.

South façade:
Porter School of Environmental Studies Building Tel Aviv
photo : Jennifer Garr

The EcoBuilding – external link to the Porter School of Environmental Studies

22 + 16 May 2013

Eco Building at the Porter School Tel Aviv

Location: Tel Aviv University Campus, Israel

Design: Geotectura / Axelrod-Grobman Architects / Chen Architects

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Porter School Tel Aviv

Sustainability

The Eco Building design gives a synergic approach to the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.

The environmental aspect presents an energy sufficient structure that is derived from the site conditions (wind, sun, acoustic) and allows research that simultaneously presents the available technologies to the public. The surrounding buildings can plug in to the available recycling and energy systems within the Eco Building.

The social aspect is achieved via human interaction throughout the entire building allowing formal and informal meeting places between researchers and visitors.

The economical aspect saves building area and maintenance cost.

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photographs © Adrian Welch

Education

The project is a living lab of ecological and social values for the community and the environment. It tells the story of the complex sustainability term and simplifies it to the public by strolling along the eco-wall, the ground floor and the roof that present current research of energy, water, soil, vegetation, materials and so on that they can see, touch and learn.

The Eco Building expresses sheer optimism and aesthetic wrapped with technology, nature and humanity. The building will be a key element in the future public road that will connect the nearby museums, the unique landscape and the zoological garden.

Flexibility

The Eco Building can absorb changing technology and keep being relevant and attractive for leading researches around the world. The eco-wall is an iconic ever-changing window display for the other universities and visitors and act as a constant social-educational contributor. The Eco Building can naturally grow up one floor without interfering with the look and the activities of the building and its occupiers.

Porter School Eco Building images from e-architect

Porter School information from Geotectura


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