Co.Lab@Givaat Haviva

Year: 2016

Co.Lab at Givat Haviva is a proposal for the strategic re-use of a cultural and educational hub for social entrepreneurship at the Givaat Haviva Campus.

Givat Haviva is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 as the national education center of the Kibbutz Federation. It has since emerged as a pivotal educational center for social justice, dedicated to promoting civic equality, cooperation and social inclusion in Israel and internationally.

Building on this legacy, Co.Lab re-envisions the Givat Haviva campus as a hub for social entrepreneurship, serving as the educational and community engagement center for organizations and activities that promote social justice and inter-cultural cooperation.

We worked with Givat Haviva to create the strategy and vision for Co.Lab.  Work included strategy, naming, branding and a physical re-use plan for revitalizing the campus to create a unique venue for hosting residencies, seminars, courses, camps, conferences, meetings, forums, events and more. Work on Co.Lab is in collaboration with Yoav Messer Architects.


Givat Haviva International School


Rebecca Sternberg, Joseph Jibri, w/ Yoav Messer Architects