Tel Aviv University Nanoscience Centre
OAB proposal for International Architectural Design Competition for the New Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center at Tel Aviv University.
A compact building of cubic shape, resembling a diamond and rotated 45o. A cost-efficient land- mark structure well-integrated into the existing green environment and the local urban context. Sitting on a crucial spot, a cross point at the main pedestrian axes, and a reference for the East gate to balance the whole area together with the Natural History Museum.
— reinforced concrete rectangular 25 cm columns organized in two crowns, one on the outside integrated with the façade, and an inner one;
— post stressed concrete 35 cm slabs. Thick- ness minimized by using the cantilever towards the atrium; columns receive only ver- tical loads;
— use of a post-stressed structure decreases the total weight, pressure on foundations and the structural costs by avoiding almost any kind of vertical structure.
— concrete walls with a thickness of 30 cm around the perimeter to hold the ground;
— concrete 20 cm foundation on top of a grave layer.
— a double façade of graphite aluminum panels and and an interior layer made of metal sheet and transparent glass.
Cleanroom and Laboratories
— cleanrooms and laboratory spaces equipped with a wide range of facilities and equipment aimed at ensuring correct environmental con- ditions and sustainable energy consumption.
Engineering and Sustainability
— main technical equipment located on the technical roof and in the basement;
— main shafts centralized close to the techni- cal elevator together with the shelter and the server’s room, smaller ones equally distributed at each of the four quadrants of the plan;
— continuity of the corridors and the empty diagonal that cross the building allow to pro- duce cross ventilation conceived mainly for heat but also usable for cold;
— system of control and regulation of the light- ing with solar energy;
— recovered waters;