The new complex for the municipal veterinary services includes a 600 sqm administration building (offices, meat storage facilities, operation room and clinic, lecture hall), six buildings for different types of animals, and 14 dunam of open spaces. The project started in 1999 with the statutory plan, progressing into the detailed design and execution of the architecture, interior and landscape design. The challenge was to provide solutions for a complex program and stringent environmental stipulations. The small size of the lot and its extreme topography added to the complexity. The design was worked out in close team work with the veterinary services staff, striving to create the optimal conditions for both animals and people. Emphasis was given to natural lighting and ventilation of all buildings and rain water collection for the cleaning of the animal shelters.
Ittai Aronson, Barbara Aronson, Mariella Rotering