layer 2.0

Extension on a modernist Building in Tel Aviv-Yafo 

International Architecture idea Competition 

Competition Introduction

In the 21st century, most metropolitan areas are characterized by dense construction. Considering both the forecasts of population growth and the limited land reserves, future urban renewal projects will inevitably involve new building additions above existing structures, creating a new urban layer. Tel Aviv-Jaffa is inadvertently becoming a living lab, where new construction integrates with the conservation of the UNESCO listed heritage zone, located in the heart of the city.

We invite planners to re-examine alternatives and best practices for innovative, creative, and original building additions on top of the modernist buildings of the 30’. The competition also invites to explore how to plan new building additions while referencing current issues of communal solidarity and sustainability.

The task is to design a concept for a building addition in Tel Aviv Yafo, the addition will consist of 2.5 floors on top of a listed building. The design itself should refer to the original building and its surrounding block and urban landscape. No minimum size or number of residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adapt in different sizes with different inhabitant capacity requirements.

First Prize

10,000€

Second Prize

5,000€

Third Prize

2,000€

First Prize Students

5,000€

Second Prize Students

2,000€

Third Prize Students

1,000€

Prize fund total

25,000€

Jury Panel

Arch. Louisa Hutton

Architect, Germany

Arch. Louisa Hutton

Prof. Guido Spars

Founding director of the Bundesstiftung Bauakademie, Germany

Prof. Guido Spars

Arch. Ganit Mayslits Kassif

Architect, Israel

Arch. Ganit Mayslits Kassif

Arch Udi Carmely

City Engineer, Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality

Arch Udi Carmely

Arch. Jürgen Mayer H

Architect, Germany

Arch. Jürgen Mayer H

Arch. Daniel Strassburger

Architect, Israel

Arch. Daniel Strassburger

Prof. Ralf Niebergall

Vice President, Federal Chamber of German Architects

Prof. Ralf Niebergall

Dr. Jeremie Hoffmann

Head of Conservation dep. Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality

Dr. Jeremie Hoffmann

Arch. Sharon Golan Yaron

Architect, Israel

Arch. Sharon Golan Yaron

The Buildings

Bialik 25

Tel Aviv

Documentation

Rothschild 87

Tel Aviv

Documentation

Ehad Haam 116

Tel Aviv

Documentation

Ruchama 16

Yafo

Documentation

Segula 8

Yafo

Documentation

An Israeli-German Cooperation

Key Dates

17.10.21

Registration & Advertising the Competition

23.10.21

Kick Off Symposium

Launching the Layer 2.0 Idea Competition with an evening of lectures.


Program

Reception: Sharon Golan-Yaron, director of the Liebling Haus Research Lab, introduces the project and exhibition.

Dr. Jeremie Hoffmann, Head of the Conservation Department of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, presents an introductory lecture on conservation in the city.

Architect Amir Peleg from Tel Aviv University and Orit Rosenthal, senior conservation architect at the Conservation Department of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, features an innovative study of building additions across the city.

The event will take place at the Liebling Haus and stream online Via Facebook live.


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24.10.21

Virtual Tour - Tel Aviv

Layer 2.0 kicks off with a walking tour of the buildings participating in the idea competition. We start at the Liebling Haus and walk from there to 25 Bialik street, 116 Ahad Ha'am street, and 87 Rothschild Boulevard.


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25.10.21

Virtual Tour - Jaffa

The second part of the tour focuses on two more buildings participating in the Layer 2.0 Idea Competition: we start at 16 Ruhama street and continue to the building at 9 Nehama street.


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1.11.21

Modernism in Israel & Europe - Lecture

Competition participants and the public are invited to two half-hour lectures on modernism: Sharon Golan, program director of Liebling Haus will introduce modernism in Eretz Israel; Regina Stephan from Hochschule Mainz, Germany, will introduce European modernism. The lectures will be in English.


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8.11.21

Preservation and Sustainability - Lecture

Competition participants and the public are invited to two half-hour lectures on preservation and sustainability by architect Lilach Harel (Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem) and Nirit Amir (ESD Company).


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15.11.21

Urban Planning in Tel Aviv - Lecture

Competition participants and the public are invited to two half-hour lectures: architect Shmuel Groag from the Bezalel Department of Architecture will tell us about vernacular architecture in Jaffa; architect Ruti Liberty-Shalev from the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning will talk about the Geddes Plan.


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6.12.21

The Economics of Conservation - Lecture

How economical is conservation and how does conservation change the urban real estate market. The Economical Aspect of Conservation of Buildings with Cultural Heritage Value: by Dr. Nir Mualem, lawyer and urban planner, and architect Eyal Salinger from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planing, Techion, Haifa.


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17.1.22

From the Research Lab: Rooftops

This event is based on the recent book published on Roofscape design. Regenerating the City upon the City, written with Prof. Guido Callegari and prof. Ambrosini Gustavo from the Politecnico di Torino Department of Architecture and Design, Italy, the authors discuss several topics related to the strategies of reusing city rooftops: from “no net land take” approaches to redevelopment policies of the existing real estate, from the architectural imageries of the roof as a liveable space to urban regeneration issues. Giving the best contemporary examples from around the globe. A must lecture for everybody who seeks the potential of the next layer in the city.


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27.2.22

Submission of Applications

3.4.22

Jury

22.6.22

Exhibition at the Liebling Haus

Competition is open to architects and architectural students in two different tracks. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams. Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English

The winning designs will receive a share of the prize fund as well as media coverage. Selected projects will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition at the Liebling Haus including an exposure in the building additions catalog – a printed publication dedicated to the competition.

For further information please contact: Lab@WhiteCityCenter.org

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration

60€ (~220₪) / Students 30€ (~110₪)
(until 30.11.2021)

Standard Registration

80€ (~300₪) / Students 50€ (~185₪)

(until 07.02.2022)

Last Minute Registration

100€ (~370₪) / Students 50€ (~185₪)

Special group rate registration for students 

*Discount applies for 6+ registrations from one university 25 (~88₪) 

1x A1 presentation panel 

(841 x 594 mm, landscape oriented) containing:

site plan (1:500) as a rooftop view, illustrating the integration of the building extension within the surrounding area

all sections, floorplans and elevations (1:200) that are relevant to the understanding of the concept (details may be included in a different, appropriate scale)

perspectives / 3D renderings / model photos showing at least two of the main facades

any sketches, conceptual diagrams, etc. you would like to include

1x brief text describing the main conceptual aspects of the proposal

(the text may be included either on the panel or as a separate pdf)

In addition to the mandatory requirements above, please feel free to add short clips/movies or any other digital material that you think would support your concept.

 

Selected proposals will be asked to provide a physical 3D model (1:200) for display in the exhibition.

Please keep in mind the conceptual nature of this competition. Free your mind and get wild!

Submission Requirements

Submission Deadline:
28.02.2022 00:00 UTC+2

Upload Limit: 5MB

Jury Results