Alumni of the Architecture Department won second place in the David Azerieli Architecture Student Prize
The Azrieli Award acknowledges and supports creativity, originality and architectural quality among students of architecture in Israel. Yuval Yadlin and Libat Eden, who graduated from the Architecture Department, won second place for their final project Between the Mountain and the Valley (advisors: Arch. Shmuel Groag and Arch. Ahmad Kharouf).
The project takes on the complex relationship between infrastructure, space, and people by re-imagining the purpose of the out-of-commission Israeli National Water Carrier in Beit Netofa Valley. An agricultural education center is proposed at the intersection of the remaining concrete infrastructure and an existing path. Situated between Bu’ina-Nujidat and Eilabun, the center aims to reveal the unique tradition of Beit Netofa Valley. A methodology developed by combining spatial textures and local user creates a non-hierarchical understanding of the local landscape. This is used to re-define the National Water Carrier, a derelict canal, from a disruption to an integral part of the existing biosphere system, preserving the unique tension between the mountain and the valley.
To read about the project on the prize website