The Ruppin Academic Center, School of Marine and Environment Sciences
Mikhmoret - Israel
The school of Marine Sciences and the Mediterranean Research Center will be the main academic institution of this field in Israel. It's location in the immediate proximity to the sea supports greatly the academic and environmental qualities of the new campus. The immediate contact of academic staff and students to marine environment intensifies and deepens the research and the educational experience. The direct visual contact and the exposure to marine environment will inspire the students, academic staff and visitors.
The campus is designed around an internal courtyard that can serve for educational gatherings. The main entrance is elevated so the visitors are entering through a bridge while walking above a educational and research pool.
Lecture and convention halls, observatory tower, laboratories, library, and a cafeteria were designed within the building.
The campus will contribute to the local community of Mikhmoret and to the National Park located nearby.