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Yaniv Pardo Unveils Twisting Geothermal-Powered Tower for Netanya, Israel

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 29, 2011 @ 9:17 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | 2 Comments

Netanya, Netanya City All, renewable energy, Tel Aviv, Bauhaus Architecture, weather vane, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, daylighting, geothermal, renewable

The new Netanya City Hall is modeled after a weather vane [1] and designed to be dynamic, efficient, vibrant. In addition to functioning as a municipal building, it will serve as a gathering space for city residents and as a link to other urban facilities such as shopping, cultural, commercial, leisure and social centers. A new parking lot will accommodate residents during festive gatherings, but unfortunately does little to encourage public transportation [2].

The frame of the building is extremely light – so much better than dense concrete alternatives – and flooded with daylighting [3] thanks to its numerous apertures. It is also covered in plants. Even though construction has yet to break ground, it is already clear how even a small amount of green space can completely transform a previously dull area. It also serves an ecological function as a carbon sponge [4]. We quite enjoy this design and look forward to seeing how the story evolves.

+ Yaniv Pardo [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] weather vane: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_vane

[2] public transportation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport

[3] flooded with daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/wave-shaped-aragon-convention-center-is-flooded-with-daylight/

[4] carbon sponge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforced_carbon–carbon

[5] + Yaniv Pardo: http://www.yanivpardo.co.il/contact.html

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/194555/netanya-city-hall-building-yaniv-pardo-architects/

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