Campus & Public
Green school, Hazemer Ha'ivri neighborhood, Kf
The site is nominated for a 'gold leed' for school according to 2009 regularity
The school building and yard are set on 12 dunam in Kfar Saba city, aiming to create an inspiring learning environment in a self sufficient, sustainable ground.
The main entrance is designed as a welcoming open "lobby"., with a seasonal water pond, crossed by two wooden bridges made of recycled railway sleepers, also functioning as benches. The entrance is leading up to a scenic amphitheater that can also be used as an open classroom. The amphitheater is wrapped around by a local wild flowers field, with a local tree grove. Name plates on the trees, will add to the educational value.
The back yard combines organic agriculture, with farming plots, orchard and citrus plantation with composters. The agricultural zone will also include another open classroom, targeted to the topic of organic agriculture, as part of the schools special curriculum.
With sustainability as a main goal, the planning required several levels of thoughts, considering ecological and social Variables: run-off water management, water sufficient plants, opening the sports areas for the use of the community after school hours, to the final detailing as birds' nests and trees name plates.
Architecture: Knafo Klimor Architects
Client: Kfar Saba Economic Development Corporation
Team: Bar Wolkovich Amir