“ in recent years, a building technology has developed in Jerusalem that separates the buildings’ structure from the buildings’ shell.
The architectural and cultural significance lies in the modernist concept developed in the Bauhaus school in Germany in the 1930′s, which is based on five principles, including separation of the walls from the building frame to create a free standing shell.
For example, traditional constructive elements became a camouflage for the building frame rather than a part of the structural frame of the building.
From a cultural & Architectural standpoint, I want to examine the relationship between the building shell and the building frame in Jerusalem.
Develop a typological prototype housing model which will be based on the structural frame and which will include further material aspects.” Ofir Menachem, first prize winner.
This is the first competition CoARQ launched, on april 2010. Students from more than 25 countries submitted their work into two categories: collective housing and urban desugn. CoArq received 154 projects and the Jury Members designated four priezes for each category.