Hayarden Elementary SchoolCommunity project for children of immigrants & children of refugees
Located in Hatikva neighborhood in south Tel Aviv, this 1960's school building went through renovation with special focus on colorful fun design.
The two- storey school was renovated on a limited budget as part of a pro-bono project for the community sponsored by a nonprofit, Zionut 2000.
The team chose simple and cheap ways to add elements of fun into the communal spaces, lobby and corridors. The project’s brief was to create a fun learning environment with a contemporary feel, which would offer diverse ways of learning through play.
With this in mind, the lobby was divided into different study areas. Four different wooden boots in different colorful geometric shapes allowing the kids to seat, study, read & play in groups or in privacy. The theme of the house was repeated in the space creating a sense of belonging.
Furniture Design: Sarit Shani Hay
In collaboration with Architect Chen Steinberg Navon & Ayelet Fisher
Ecological garden by Lavi Kushelevich
Photography: Itay Benit