IAF Academy

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IAF Academy

Opened in 2004 KSM designed the new IAF College Campus in its desert setting.

The xeriscape native desert plant materials, "Wadi" dry creek beds, and exposed

Concrete surfaces retain the starkness and simplicity of the site. A central gathering space is enclosed by a circular arching wall which holds the historic emblems of the various units of the service. Aluminum finned shade structures recall aeronautic designs and relate to the aluminum shade structures and roofs on dormitories and class rooms.

Special desert stones with blue iron patina inside reveal the color of the sky within the surface of the earth. The beauty of the desert is emphasized with only the central plaza having a circular lawn split by the axial main path.

The entire campus is designed as low maintenance, water conserving and sustainable.

 

Location
Category

Commercial and Institutional

Status

Completed

Location

Beer Sheva, Israel

Year

2002-2004