Kolec Centre, Netivot, Israel 2004-2006
Project Architect, Meir Krispin Built
This commercial building is also located on the main street of the city of Netivot. Nearby are public and municipal buildings that give services to the whole city and to the neighborhood that they are at.
The building is designed in a desert city, a place that the solar radiation is very high. In order to keep the connection between the interior and the exterior spaces of the building, I designed it as two buildings that are next to each other and are facing each other. In between I created a shaded 3d system of public spaces which are connecting the shops and the street by using a colonnades and bridges and open staircases all underneath suspended roofs.
This building has 3 stories. The first one is an underground floor uses as supply depot. The ground floor and the first floor have open shaded spaces, with special architectural characteristics. Therefore the two floors are using as classic commercial spaces and of course, are opening a visual horizon towards the infinite desert. This building is offering static architectural resolutions for the open public spaces in desert regions.