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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Wohl Centre in Ramat-Gan, Israel by Studio Daniel Libeskind

 
May 8th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Wohl Centre, a major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat-Gan, Israel, completed in 2005 is the central convention center for the university, utilized for university programs and special events. The 38,000-square-foot convention center stands on a critical crossroad in the campus and opens a dialogue between the university and its neighbors. As such, it is a gateway and beacon for the students, faculty, guests and the public.

Night View (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: The Wohl Centre
  • Location: Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Building size: 38,000 sq.ft, 910 Seating
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Structure with Laquered Aluminum Façade
  • Client: Bar-Ilan University Maurice Wohl Foundation
  • Image credit: BitterBredt, Studio Daniel Libeskind

Night View from Street (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

  • Architect of Record: The Heder Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Josef Kahan & Partners
  • Lighting Designer: Dinnebier Licht
  • Electrical Systems: Shalom Ozer
  • Awards: Jan 1 2006 RIBA International Award
  • Project Manager: Vinko Yeeffet
  • Mechanical and Sanitary: Ben-Zvi Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Shalom Ozer\
  • Acoustic Engineer: Abraham Melzer & Uzi Livni
  • Safety & Fire Consultant: Shmuel Netanel Eng. Consultants
  • Theatre Consultant: Braslavi Architects
  • Elevator Consultant: Shlomo Holz. Eng.
  • Waterproofing Consultant: Michael Morton Eng
  • Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers: Moshe Ben Zvi Consulting Eng.
  • Quantity Surveyor: Eli Golding
  • Cost Estimation: Eli Golding
  • Contractor: Ortam-Sahar Ltd.
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion Date: 2005

Night View of Centre and Cityscape (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

The concept for the Wohl Centre, “Voices and Echoes”, symbolizes the two essential components of the Bar-Ilan University: the secular and the sacred. Apparent in the form of the building is the interrelation between the dynamics of knowledge and the unifying role of faith. SDL worked with Ortam-Sahar ltd to construct the Centre.The project was generously funded by Maurice Wohl.

Auditorium (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Auditorium during a presentation (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Detail of Cafe (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Entrance Lobby doubles as an Event Space (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Entrance Night (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Entrance Plaza (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Labyrinth Expressed on Exterior (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

The Auditorium Hovers above the Entrance Terrace (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Aerial View (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Plan (Images Courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind)

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