The Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, situated on the University's sandstone cliff, is a practical embodiment of the principles of green architecture. This approach was implemented from the early stages of planning and on to daily use.

Landscape development surrounding the building includes the entry courtyard which contains ecological pools for purification of grey water (sink and shower water) as well as rainwater from the roof for watering the vegetation. A runoff collection system has been designed to channel the water into infiltration areas; recycled materials were used, and water-saving vegetation was planted. The building's roof is a green roof abundant in succulents, and an open and shaded classroom enables observation of the building and its urban surroundings.


Client: Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality / Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality
Landscape Architecture: Braudo Maoz Landscape Architecture Ltd.
Leading Team: Alisa Braudo Ruth Maoz Shlomit Zilberman
Project Manager: Lior Eini - Baran Group.
Contractor: Shitufit Construction Ltd / Kobby / Shlomi Gonen