Holocaust Research Institute, Haifa
Status: planning only
First place in a public competition to plan the Holocaust Research Institute, Haifa in the year 2000 (as part of the Allenby 19 architect group).
A memory column marks the entrance and connects the different spaces of the building.
The lower space acts as a historical and research center, it’s a sealed quiet space, surrounded by a court yard separating it from the classrooms. The classrooms are built around this space yet are distanced from it, this is a state of static balance that allows concentration.
The entrance space is empty and is experienced initially as a natural space separating the different masses. After being in the building feel of separation is transformed into connection.