Amnon Direktor Tel Aviv, Israel Israeli
A possible future for the university campus
What will be the face of academic learning in the digital era and massive urbanization? how can architecture
enable the integration of the academy into the metropolitan fabric? the project try to rethink the ways
universities should adapt to the 21st century in terms of planning, learning and infrastructure.
Today’s students are not like the students of twenty years ago, and the format of learning has changed
completely. The university must respond to these changes. The project’s concept is to use the academic
institution as a city planning tool: instead of being an ivory tower, the university should return to the city,
merge with it, and empower its neighborhoods.
The new campus is no longer an isolated area with one use , but a space that is integrated with the city’s
infrastructure – transportation , landscape , structural and social – and constitutes another city layer that
enriches the urban space with mutual support . The project is based on the future of the campuses and ,
no less , on the future of urban life : the integration of the academic campus into the metropolitan fabric ,
changing the modes of learning and , accordingly , the redesign of the campus .