*Please note the program below is subject to change.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
16:00 Registration opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
16:30 Opening remarks by commercial counselor at the US Embassy Mr. Jonathan Heimer, AIA Europe President Mr. Thomas Bitnar AIA, Conference Chair Yael Kinsky AIA.
17:00 Lecture: Design Elevates | “How the value of architecture contributes to the general public’s quality of life and our client’s business.” by Etan Kimmel, Rechter Award winner 2012 of Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects. 2 HSW*
18:00 Guided tour: Tel Aviv Museum of Art with Amit Nemlich, project architect. 1.5 HSW
19:30 Cocktail reception
20:00 Open discussion: Design Elevates | “How quality architecture adds value to our lives and how we can accelrate this change.” Moderated by Scott Sivan. *
21:15 Dinner on your own
Friday, 20 April 2012
09:00 Registration continues at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
09:30 Lecture: 4D Architectural Collage | “Architecture today created by layers of history, culture, art, demography, and archeology” with Renanah Yardeni, architect and urban planner. 1
10:30 Lecture: Park Adgami — “Reclamation, repurposing and reuse for public recreation and education” with landscape architect Aliza Broida. 1 SD
11:30 Sponsor presentation: DIP Tech — Glass printing technologies explained; with Yair Mazliach, CEO and David Knafo, architect. 1 HSW
12:30 Lunch: sandwiches and coffee
13:00 Bus transfer
13:45 Welcome by Motti Sason, Mayor of Holon City
13:45 Lecture: Design Elevates | “City of Holon Branding: transforming the city via a long term urban design concept” with Holon City Mayor Mr. Moti Sasson and City CEO Ms. Hana Hartzman. 1
14:45 Guided tour: Holon Library — A new mediatheque following the concept at the Centre Pompidou, designed by Baruch Baruch, architect. 1 HSW
15:45 Break: coffee, tea, pastry
17:45 Bus transfer to Jaffa
19:30 Bus travel to Kfar Saba
20:00 Sponsor presentation: Marvin Windows and Doors presentation and showroom. Refreshments will be served. 1 HSW
21:30 Bus to Tel Aviv
Dinner on your own
Saturday, 21 April 2012
08:15 Meeting point for walking tour
08:30 Walking tour of The White City, Tel Aviv (Unesco Heritage Site): “Sustainability in its infancy” by Prof. Moshe Margalit. 2 HSW/SD
10:30 Bus to Tel Aviv Museum of Art
11:00 Break: coffee, drinks, cakes
11:15 Lecture: 4D Collage | “An historical perspective and analysis of architecture in Tel Aviv beyond the 19th century”. 1
12:15 Lecture: Tel Aviv Port and Promenade — “Transforming and connecting the Port to a vibrant Tel Aviv” by Mayslits Kassif Architects. 1 SD
13:15 Lunch sandwiches, coffee
13:30 Sponsor presentation: Downstream — “Global documentation solution software” 1
14:30 Sponsor presentation: Sipral — “Glass facade products and engineering challenging our imagination” 1 HSW
15:30 AIA Europe chapter meeting
16:00 Bus travel
16:20 Self-guided tour: Tel Aviv Port
16:40 Bus travel to Jaffa
17:10 Guided tour: Old Jaffa — rules of design, renovation, and conservation
18:45 Bus to Gala Dinner
Sunday, 22 April 2012
08:00 Meet at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
08:15 Bus to Jerusalem
9:45 Guided tour: Har Habayit — Multiple layers of history, architecture, and culture at the Grave Church, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Dome of the Rock. 1 HSW
10:45 Guided tour: the Old City, the Arab market, David’s Tower, the Jewish quarter — Conservation and exposition of historical layers. 1
12:00 Guided tour: Davidson Center and the Old Jewish Quarter — Eitan Kimmel of Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects reveals layers of history without damaging the uppermost. 1 HSW
13:00 Bus to The Israel Museum
15:00 Bus to Yad Vashem
15:30 Guided tour: Yad Vashem Main Building (Safdie Architects) and Children’s Memorial 1.5 HSW
17:00 Bus travel
17:30 Guided tour: A bi-cultural school as public place for exchange and interaction between two communities 1 HSW/SD
18:30 Bus travel to Government Hill.
19:00 City model presentation by Ofer Manor, city architect
19:30 Dinner in Abu Gosh (out-of-pocket expense) and closing statements
21:00 Bus travel to Tel Aviv
Total AIA CES LUs (Thu-Sun) 20.75
Monday, 23 April 2012
08:00 Meet at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Bring your bathing suit!)
08:15 Bus travel
09:45 2012 Beit Halohem Rechter Award: tour of award winning project by Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects (subject of the Thursday evening lecture). 1
10:45 Bus travel to Be’er Sheva University
11:00 Guided tour: Be’er Sheva Universty — An update on brutalism in the desert. 1
12:00 Bus travel to Masada
13:00 Lunchbox on the way
14:30 Guided tour: Herod’s Fortress of Masada — Conservation technologies and ancient survival. 2
17:00 Bus travel to the Dead sea
17:30 Visit the Dead Sea, where sustainable design issues meet the struggle to conserve and save the sea and hotels at its seashore. Dinner is included in the optional extension price; participants will have the option to swim or visit a local water spa.
20:00 Bus Travel to Tel Aviv
Total AIA CES Continuing Education Hours for Monday program extension 4
Total AIA CES Continuing Education Hours (including Monday extension) 24.75
More information on the venue will be available in coming days.
Some suggested hotels…
This event does not have a conference hotel.
Prices for hotels in Israel typically include an Israeli breakfast.
- Artplus Hotel: A small city center hotel with artistic decor, 565 ILS for single and 610 ILS for a double. To receive the discount for Atlas hotels, register with “AIA Europe Architect’s Group” through: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brown TLV Urban Hotel: this is a boutique hotel located close to Neve Tsedek and the Rothschild Boulevard (one of the cultural centers of Tel Aviv).
- Cinema Hotel: A small city center hotel in a Bauhaus building, 565 ILS for single and 610 ILS for a double. To receive the discount for Atlas hotels, register “AIA Europe Architect’s Group” through: email@example.com
- Hilton Hotel
- Dan Hotels
- Herods Hotel: please note this hotel is offering remodeled and un-remodeled rooms, at 208 USD for a single and 232 USD for a double for the remodeled rooms higher than 7thfloor.
- The Varsano Hotel: modern rooms in small villas set around a small interior courtyard.
See the conference map for additional hotels, including less expensive options.
The main international gateway for flights to Israel is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV).
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