4,500 sq. m
Beit Bossel Complex, Medical School
A part of the Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee Complex, the training center is situated in the historical Beit Bussel (Bussel House), in Zefat Academic College. A hospital constructed in 1904 by the Church Mission to the Jews, over the years Beit Bussel was used as a military base and headquarters, high school, holiday pension and immigrant housing. Its story is interwoven with the modern history of the Jewish community in Zefat and the changes the city and its people have experienced over the past century.
Abandoned and in decline since the 1990's, the medical school campus is planned as a city landmark. Beit Bussel is a showcase of cultural and historical values that are represented by its architectural layers. Repurposing the complex for the use of the medical school campus requires complicated engineering solutions along with a holistic approach that engulfs the various structures with the unique topography of the Galilee Mountains. The plan requires an open view to the surrounding landscape, intuitive navigation, a visual connection to the city and the addition of low buildings that are both functional and adhere to the existing structures.