The Capsule Arrives on Site

A complex nocturnal operation to transport the Capsule from factory to building site

28 July 2013

The Capsule was transported in a complex overnight operation, from the factory in which it was constructed to the building site, in preparation for its placement in the center of the EcoWall. Due to its weight (approx. 72 tons) and size, the Capsule could not be mobilized as one unit. It was therefore deconstructed to the five parts it was assembled from, which were then transported on trailers with a police escort to the site late at night.

 

The Capsule, a 3D elliptic structure, is the most complex element of the building, and its most conspicuous architectural feature. It will later be fitted with a screen of LED lights, to present updated environmental information to Tel Aviv residents and passengers on the Ayalon Highway.

 

The innovative air conditioning system is also in advanced stages of setting up: the vacuum tubes are already on site, and some have been installed on the roof of the building; in the upcoming summer months it will already be possible to learn and evaluate the energy consumption levels and outputs of this technology.

 

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