The geometry of the plan is arranged around two orthogonal rasters, beginning with a reading of the campus plan; the walls have two angles, required by the ambitious goal of designing a building with a double identity. For the building's historical and institutional significance blends with futuristic elements: simple rationalist figures combine to create strong distortions and detachments, joints and fractures, as revealed by morphological analysis of the stony landscape surrounding it.
Thus a continuous play of irregular lines is created, giving rise to forms with well-defined contours which often contrast with one another; the architects experimented with a similar compositional method in their Guivataym theatre, based on circular courtyards and a patio arranged like a village around a central square to create a strong sense of community.
The search for roots characterises the identity of the state of Israel and the concept behind the Beíer-Sheva university campus.
Many critics consider Michael and Bracha Chyutin's project an example of pure deconstructivism, but a naturalistic component may also be observed within this current.
Floriana De Rosa