Following a government decision to evacuate and mobilize the majority of IDF bases in central Israel to the southern region, and thus vacating expensive real estate in high-demand areas.
Concentrating all IDF general training units in one base while modernizing and streamlining the IDF’s training organization generating catalysis for accelerated regional development in Israel’s south.
The proposed plan was submitted upon the request of Shikun & Binui Ltd. as part of the DBOT tender, which drew all of Israel’s leading construction firms to compete.
The design is based on the principles of the master plan prepared for the training complex. It took into consideration the separation required between different training units on one hand, and on the other hand the need for shared spaces accommodating common functions, in order to construct an efficient and usable complex.
A ring road system for motorized transportation and supplies was designed surrounding the complex, including roundabouts and an internal pedestrian routes system that will connect between the different functionalities, and eliminating possible collisions between the two systems. Moreover, we took into account the limited time trainees have during their coursework and thus optimized walking distances throughout the complex as much as we could.
All throughout the design process we took under consideration the desert climate and as a result placed the structures and general layout accordingly.
Eventually, our proposal reached 2nd place and another proposal was chosen due to commercial considerations.