Sunday, December 21, 2014

A SWISS institute for DRYLAND research??


 If you liked the architecture of the building in my previous post, you will love today's.
It too is on Sde Boker campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

The Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research was dedicated in May 2013.

At the ceremony  Prof. Daniel Guggenheim, President of the Bona Terra Foundation, said 

There is a parallel between Switzerland and Israel. Both had to face difficult land conditions. Both made a success of these existential conditions. Let us hope that other countries will be able to overcome their challenges through the Swiss Institute.

You can see a short video about it.

SIDEER's webpages are here.

Or you can read a pdf brochure about the exciting research going on there.
Wish them luck for good discoveries!
(Linking to Our World Tuesday and  Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)


cieldequimper said...

Ok I liked yesterday's but I'm unsure about this one! Just goes to show... :-)

I tagged you on FB, I think there's a video you might enjoy!

William Kendall said...

Marvelously eclectic! I like it.

Cloudia said...

Exciting research, exciting building!

ALOHA from Honolulu

Kay said...

I certainly hope they make a lot of helpful discoveries. There's a lot of dryland everywhere.

VP said...

Nah, you can't beleive this... That is clearly an alien base!

toby said...

Wow, that is definitely unique, and quite cool! Great find, thanks for sharing :)

photodoug said...

Fascinating structure. Thanks for sharing.

Al said...

That's a great building and a lovely blue sky.

Fun60 said...

I like it. Something different.

Karen Hayward-King said...

That's a really interesting structure!! :-)