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big_pic_1A rare location in the heart of Israel's bustling conurbation

The Complex is located on the Park Promenade – on the path of the cycling track that leads to Hayarkon Park and continues through the length of the Park. Opposite the complex, there is a bridge connecting it to the northern side of Rokach Blvd. – directly to the Rabin Center that faces it. The bridge enables cyclists and pedestrians to cross directly from Ramat Aviv and Tel Aviv's northern neighborhoods into Hayarkon Park. It is also especially accessible for users of public transport: its proximity to main transport routes makes the Complex a kind of public transport hub. Visitors arriving by train and car will find access to the Complex quick and convenient, while a paved road crosses the grassy lawns of the Park and leads to a parking lot with spaces for hundreds of cars.

big_pic_2A cultivated urban space

Thousands of visitors to the Park enjoy the Beautiful Israel Complex – most of them are seeking a natural, healthy environment and a high quality of life. Many others come to visit the prestigious Adelis Conference Center in the Complex. The area around the building is enjoyed by the general public as a public open space, providing nature in the city, leisure activities and sport, bicycle riding, and numerous cultural events.

בית המועצה לישראל יפה בפארקThe Council for a Beautiful Israel in the Park

Surrounded by the lush green park, the Council for a Beautiful Israel carries out its two main core functions within the building: it is a center for environmental studies, catering to tens of thousands of school pupils and soldiers from all over country annually, and a center for conferences, training, seminars and enrichment activities for the general public.

big_pic_4Building made accessible to the wider public

The Council for a Beautiful Israel has recently completed a special project and opened its gates to the general public, in order to extend its message. The central aim of the project is to convey to the public interesting ideas and important principles, in order to awaken awareness of an environmentally sustainable and renewable lifestyle.

big_pic_5The environmental benefits of the House and the Complex

The Beautiful Israel House and its surrounding area are designed to awaken awareness and serve as a model for a lifestyle that considers and reduces our impact on the environment. Buildings are large consumers of resources and are responsible for high ongoing demand – for power, particularly electricity for air conditioning and lighting, water used for hygienic purposes, and the materials used for the building itself and its contents. The Beautiful Israel building has been renovated and undergone a green retrofit and now includes improvements that enhance its harmony with its environment:

Reduced energy consumption: energy-saving lighting thanks to LED lamps, optimally located, and combined with skylights in the ceiling to maximize natural light indoors.  

Air conditioning efficiency is achieved by innovative insulation of the ceiling and walls, and by installing energy-saving air conditioners with separate operating circuits, focusing on particular areas.

There is a solar farm on the roof that uses photovoltaic technology, which converts the sun's rays into electricity, while the garden uses solar lighting.

Re-use and recycling: use of recycled materials such as carpets made of 100% recycled plastic, and multi-purpose furniture items for offices and events.

Reduced water consumption: 90% reduction in water use in bathrooms, thanks to a special flushing mechanism, and collection of air conditioning runoff for watering the garden.

Protecting and encouraging biological diversity and nature in the city: the building is surrounded by a magnificent garden; in addition, the roof is also covered with vegetation. The garden is a place for relaxing in, with charming corners and breath-taking views, while the roof garden helps to reduce the temperature inside the building, thus reducing energy consumption for air conditioning.

The vegetation in the garden is especially suited to the Israeli climate – it is watered by rain in winter, and by drip irrigation and air conditioning runoff water in summer. The plants attract butterflies, bees and other flying insects, while the hidden crevices in trees and rocks attract small animals, creating a rich and varied ecological system. To avoid harming this natural harmony, the garden is fertilized with locally-made compost, and pest reduction is carried out in an biogical manner.


big_pic_6Introduction to the Council for a Beautiful Israel

Our organization, which was established in 1968, is an environmental organization that strives to improve the quality of life. It is a Not-for-Profit Organization, and receives no government support. The Council for a Beautiful Israel can point to many achievements in the Israeli landscape: construction of large projects for the welfare of the public, including heritage sites, and the renovation and conservation of schools and urban complexes (more).

You are invited to visit our main site and enjoy its wealth of content and information here.