- Location: Tel Aviv University
- Size: 5,100sq.m.
- Client: Tel Aviv University
- Year: 1996
The Isaac Guttman Administration Building at Tel Aviv University covers an area of approx. 5,100sq.m, on two to four levels and contains most of the academic management and administrative functions of the university.
This building constitutes an important element in the University’s Senate area because of its public and representative status and because of its function as a link in the chain between the existing campus and its expansion eastwards towards the Sheikh Munis district. In 1989 University management, in collaboration with the Architectural Association, announced a public competition for its design. Following completion of construction of the Senate building our firm was selected to design the university’s administrative building.
Planning principles were based on the design of the Senate area including its geometric restrictions. The arcades which surround the square integrate with the sections of the building which face the square and lead to the rotunda which forms the focus of the building.
The location of the Administrative building adjacent to the Wolfson School of Engineering, designed by the architect Louis Kahn, required that special attention be given to both overall design, facades and positioning of the building as well as facing. It is covered with square modular light colored homogonous stone tiles which have been laid in such a manner as to clearly state that they are a veneer.