MoBY – around the Bat Yam Museum
Bat Yam | September 2019
The story of the shapes and source of inspiration:
A lower circle with a wide circle above it, connected by a two-armed bridge to a third circle. Together they form architectural elements that define the space around them and mark it from a distance. Their pure shape seems to have been a source of inspiration for the logo designers – three circles that relate to each other in the same proportions.
About the place and its surroundings:
The building is surrounded by grassy areas, rich urban nature and old trees with significant shade coverage and an impressive presence. There is a generous relationship between the built and nature (1/6) and this space has great potential to contribute to a good and unique chimney. Despite this instead a sense of emptiness mixed with a degree of neglect.
A look at the structure and the environment
On-site activity analysis:
There is little sporting, social and community activity in the area today. The activity varies throughout the day and week. There is a walkway to the residence, sitting under a beautiful cave, wedding photography is held there, birthday activities are held, and even a movie is shown on the museum building. On Saturdays, groups of children play soccer on the grass.
About the size of the place, there is very little presence of children and adults; perhaps it is related to the small number of benches, the lack of play facilities for children, or the lack of facilities for sports activities. At the same time, adding standard facilities around the museum may increase the number of people but eliminate the unique differentiation of the space around the museum and the tower. This space has great charm and potential hidden in layers of culture and history with ancient urban nature.
The five elements:
The project does not offer a single artistic element that will be placed in space and bring about the desired change but combines many elements scattered throughout the space While listening to the uniqueness of the space and trying to maximize the existing and emphasize the beautiful. The project is located in strategic areas around the museum.
The project continues the tribute to the unique form, tradition, and culture, corresponding with the structure, design concept, and logo body.
Legend: Scatter the five elements in the space around the museum
Element 1 – Lighting fixture
Round light pole holding using two light fixture seeds. The lighting poles will be placed in the place of the existing lighting poles. The light fixtures are made of metal and painted white. The light creates a nocturnal “painting” reminiscent of the body of the logo and has a formal dialogue with it.
The quote refers to two lighting fixtures that will be made in collaboration with a local fixture manufacturer.
Element 2 – Playspace
Tiles 60 cm in diameter of architectural concrete with a variable thickness of about 10 cm, with soft rounded corners placed on the lawn on the southeast side of the museum that together creates a formal echo of the museum building. Sixty-four units, including transportation and installation.
Element 3 – Amphitheater for outdoor activities for the museum and residents
Ground development work, creating a scale of 0-85 cm in the shape of a quarter circle on the western side of the museum, creating seating and viewing area.
Element 4 – Game benches
A colorful sculptural seating element, scattered under the beautiful celandine trees, allow for seating and play. Thirty units in different compositions (some include backrest).
Element 5 – Shaded space
Metallic element – laser-shaped shaped shed, mounted on round metal columns measuring 8/4 meters – one unit