Monday, December 5, 2011

Botnar Auditorium (I think)

For Monday Doorways (also Our World Tuesday), notice the little door between the two ... umm ... strange structures.
This is from last month, after they put in the pretty flowers.
It is part of the Hebrew University medical school at Hadassah Ein Kerem.

For the longest time I watched the curved things being built but had no idea what they would become.
Here is an early shot from March 2008.

Some concrete was poured in June 2009.
Meanwhile the normal building in back was finished, the Octav and Marcela Botnar Research Building.

The beginnings of a "roof" were visible in July 2010, next to many tall stacks of yellow-wrapped Isocam rock wool.
I never saw more than three workers down there, and they always seemed a bit hesitant and confused; like, "WHAT are we supposed to build??"

I don't blame them. Who ever saw such a thing!


Tania said...

Looks like an impressive building.
Photo No 3 has a nice blue reflection from the sky in the windows.
3 works together tend to be local workers.. do nothing but wait for others to work:-)

Lesley said...

That roof makes me think of a giant roll top desk!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» loves it when you have two contributions to Monday Doorways the same day!

This is a Medical School. That structure mimics those tunnels they put you in to take an MRI!

Ann said...

Very odd, what are they, there's no windows.

Anonymous said...

'to fit' - in my opinion a nice thought while entering a health, a medical school.

please have a good tuesday.

Cloudia said...

very modern and secure looking!

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Melbourne Australia Photos said...

A very informative post accompanied by very good photographs. It is interesting to see these unique buildings being constructed.

Anonymous said...

Definitely eye catching...the architect must have been thinking into the future!

VP said...

Quite strane construction, I wonder if the shape is a need or a whim...

Kay said...

You have such interesting buildings in Israel. Thank you for sharing them with us, Dina.