2014 – 2019
In cooperation with zukunftsgeraeusche GbR, the Bildungsverein Bautechnik has been conducting an exchange project with Israel since 2014, which was funded by the DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt). The so-called IGSBE project (Israeli German Sustainable Building Education) was realised in Berlin and Tel Aviv, with the overarching thematic focus on intercultural exchange and sustainable building.
Young trainees and students of architecture and civil engineering from Germany and Israel worked together on the following topics
– sustainable building,
– the architectural heritage of the two countries and
– the common heritage of modern architecture and the Bauhaus ideas for a mutual intercultural and professional exchange.
The overarching focal points were energy and resource conservation, simple and climate-friendly building, including sustainable solutions for heat and cold protection, building with reusable and regionally available materials, and the common heritage of modern architecture and Bauhaus ideas in Germany and Israel.
The results were presented in an exhibition on 3 April 2017 at the „Bauhaus reuse“. In December 2019, another exhibition „Triennale der Moderne“ took place in the atrium of the Technische Universität Berlin.
The special feature of the overall project is that trainees and students from both countries work together simultaneously in practice, planning and research for the joint realisation of a building project. This is entirely in keeping with the Bauhaus ideas and addressed a main criterion of sustainable building, which is characterised by interdisciplinarity and cross-trade cooperation.
The motivation of the participants in both workshops was extraordinary, as in 2016. The technical guidance as well as the socio-cultural programme met the expectations of the young people and also functioned as a contribution to the „White City Network“ between Israel and Germany.
In addition, the aim of all project partners was to continue and expand the exchange between Germany and Israel in vocational training and higher education in practice and research in sustainable construction; also with a view to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, which was celebrated in 2019.
In cooperation with the Bildungsverein Bautechnik e.V., the following institutions participated:
- Technical University Berlin
- Tel Aviv University (TAU)
- Knobelsdorff School Upper Secondary School Berlin
- Tel Hai Rodman Practical College of Technology (Tel Hai)
- Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design Berlin
- Berufsfoerderungswerke des Bauindustrieverbands Ost e.V. und der Fachgemeinschaft Bau Berlin-Brandenburg
In addition, a three-week workshop on the high-quality restoration of some of the windows and doors in the Max Liebling House was held in August 2017 with apprentices from the carpentry trade under the guidance of a master carpenter as well as Israeli people interested in the preservation of historical monuments, initiated by the BMUB and funded by the DBU. The professional guidance was provided by the Berufsfoerderungswerk/Bauindustrieverband.