Green House High School

Year: 2012

Green House High School cultivates education by forging new relationships between learning and the logic of agricultural structures found on the site.

Located in the midst of agricultural fields, at the edge of a suburban residential neighborhood and a teachers campus, the site is undergoing rapid development of housing towers and traffic arteries on its northern and eastern flanks. Our proposal reconfigures the existing agricultural traditions and logics on the site to create a new educational hub and communal space for Ramat Gan, building on its past for its future process of urbanization.

A compact high school building serves as an anchor on the north east of the site, enabling access from adjacent public transportation and pedestrians and bike routes from surrounding neighbourhoods. The sports hall, butting the existing ‘Ramat Efaal’ teachers school, invites use and facility sharing, beyond school hours. At the urban scale, playing and sports fields, ecological gardens and open spaces are shared between offer a new civic amenity, extending the existing tree canopy and offering a communal space.

The building organizes the educational and administrative program on two levels. The ground floor houses school-wide auditorium, library, information space, eating hall along with general administration and unit teacher hubs, with the semi-public spaces operating as a public facility after hours. The second level houses all educational programs in a single field, with dedicated classrooms and unprescribed open learning spaces.

In collaboration with Architectica.

Partner/s:

Rebecca Sternberg, Naomi Hendler, Michal Tutti-Riech (Architectica)