2012 Project of the Year, by Israeli Architecture Magazine
The School of Environmental Studies' EcoBuilding was awarded second place in the Environment and Landscape category, in the 2012 Project of the Year Competition by the Israeli Architecture Magazine
The EcoBuilding's environmental development plan won second place in the Environment and Landscape category, in the 2012 Project of the Year competition by the leading national magazine "Israeli Architecture".
Architects Alisa Baudo and Ruth Maoz (Braudo-Maoz Landscape Architecture), pointed out that "the Porter School is located on the Science Promenade axis along the cliff overlooking the Ayalon Highway. The proximity of the promenade to the School was an inspiration to integrated installations that would reflect the ecological approach, the technological innovations and the energetic means which are available to the planners – all in accordance with the American Green Building certification (LEED Platinum). In this framework, the entry plaza will demonstrate greywater purification and the collection of rainwater for irrigation purposes, and the roof of the building, used for the air conditioning systems, will be utilized for experimentation and study of the value of vegetation as a factor in improving thermal comfort".