The city of Tiberius lies in Northern Israel along the shores of the sea of Galilee. The city was established over 2000 years ago, and became a spiritual and educational center of the Jewish people. Until the 20th century the city was characterized by a casbah urban fabric with densely built basalt houses and communal courtyards.
New buildings and urban transformations of the 1930's and 1960's created a disintegrated city fabric. The Tachkemony school compound is an opportunity to link the city's past with a sustainable future through the creation and reconstruction of an urban public space.
This project offers a building that is an inherent part of the neighborhood's children, the city inhabitants as well as external visitors through the following plan objectives:
1. Creating an experienced based learning space.
2. Preservation of the urban spacial character of the city of Tiberius.
3. Creating a Social and gathering center for a wide range of people during various hours of the day.
4. Establishing principals of the Maimonides legacy for a sustainable future.
Program . Elementry School Client . Tiberias municipality Size . 2,550 sq. m. Status . competition 2012 (1st prize winner) Team . Dalia Munenzon, Yael Gold, Ofir Menachem