Client: Negev College of Engineering
Cost: 6 million NIS
Project completion year: 2005
Area: 40 dunam
Building Architect: Haim Dotan
The college’s new campus is located in the heart of Be’er Sheva’s Alef neighborhood. Planned to be erected in several phases, the campus’ buildings
have been designed as a continuous bridge that hovers above the ground. At the foot of the buildings, the planned garden consist of corresponding independent ‘vista rooms.’ These ‘rooms’’ angular and fractured geometry simulates the typical feeble and broken desert earth following a rainfall. The development concept thus allows for a continuous landscape within which each ‘vista room’ is alloted a different function and appearance: an orchard, play area, sports zone, grassy knolls, and a Zen-inspired room.