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Bracha Chyutin graduated from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Haifa, Faculty of Architecture (1971). She has been a visiting lecturer at the Technion and at Tel Aviv University.
 

Michael Chyutin graduated from the Technion (Israel Institute for Technology), Faculty of Civil Engineering (B.Sc., 1963; M.Sc., 1967) and Faculty of Architecture (B.Arch., 1966; Ph.D., 1975). He  has been a visiting lecturer at the Technion, at Tel Aviv University, and at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He is also known as a scholar of the Hebrew Scriptures, of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and of Judaism prior to the Christian era, and has published numerous books and papers on these subjects.

 

Chyutin Architects was founded by Bracha Chyutin and Michael Chyutin in 1978 The firm specializes in architectural design of public buildings, residential buildings and interiors, and in urban planning. The firm has been responsible for the design of the master plans for several academic campuses and buildings, as well as for many culture and education complexes. Chyutin Architects has won many national open competitions for public buildings: for the Mané Katz Museum in Haifa (2000), for the Court of Justice building in Haifa (1994), for the Court of Justice building in Jerusalem (2007), and for several university and cultural buildings. In recognition of its architectural achievements, the firm has been awarded a number of major national distinctions: the Israeli Architects’ Association Award (1993), the Israeli Interior Design Association Award (2005) and the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Rechter Award (1996, 2006, 2018). The firm’s designs have been shown at numerous national and international architectural exhibitions, and have been written about in the daily press and in professional journals throughout the world. Bracha Chyutin and Michael Chyutin still engage in academic activity in most of Israel’s universities. They have published a large number of papers and studies about architecture and urban planning, and have co-authored several books, among them Architecture and Utopia – The Israeli Experiment (Ashgate Publishing, London, 2007), Architecture for Justice (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2006), Architecture of Ben-Gurion University 1990-2006 (Ben-Gurion University Press, Beer Sheva 2008).

 

We believe that the panorama of architecture is multi-faceted and abounds in possibilities, and that every architect is a gardener in his garden. The buildings that we plan are a synthesis and a personal interpretation of everything we have learned from our predecessors and our contemporaries, in an endeavor to add a private drop to the common sea. These buildings are born of Western culture, which grants freedom of choice among countless legitimate possibilities. They are also Jewish, in that they sever themselves from figurativity and aspire to the abstract, to the spirit that is the essence of the material. And they are Israeli too, in their adherence to the homeland’s landscapes: to its inanimate matter, to its vegetation, and to its color that is revealed by the blazing sun.Each building is a unique opportunity and a new beginning. We do not have a way, we do not have a goal, we do not have a truth. We have only hesitations, which are accompanied by a faith that hidden in every problem and in every site is the building that responds to our inner world, and if we keep on seeking and don’t give up we will uncover it.

 


 

Major Building Projects

 

Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem 2010 - 2014
The National Institute for Bio-technology - Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva 2009 - 2014
Polonsky Academy in Jerusalem 2009 - 2014
Archeology Museum, Negev Desert – planning stage  2008 - Current
Jerusalem Court House – planning stage 2007
IDF Court House and offices – planning stage 2006 - Current
University Square, Ben –Gurion University, Beer Sheva  2006 - 2008
Jabotinsky Institute, Archives & Museum, Ramat-Gan – planning stage 2005 - Current
Student Centre, Haifa University 2002 - 2005
Givataim City Centre & Public Park, Givataim 2001 - Current 
Kikoine Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv University 2003
Mane Katz Museum , Haifa – planning stage 2000 - Current
Academic  College, Tel-Aviv – planning stage 1997 - Current
Private Urban House, Tel Aviv 1996 - 1997
Haifa Court House, Haifa  1994 - 2004
Givataim Theater, Givataim 1992 - 1996
Housing Project- 220 semi- detached units, Reut 1990 - 1994
Schreiber Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 1984 - 1988
Public Compound & Town Square, Givataim 1985 - 1989
Public Library & Memorial Hall , Givataim 1987 - 1989
Cultural centre renovation, Givataim 1987 - 1989
Day-care Centre, Givataim 1986 - 1988
Day-care Centre, Bat Yam 1978 - 1980

 


 

Major Urban Projects

 

Museum of Tolerance and Courthouse Square, Jerusalem 2010 - 2014
The Van Leer institute masterplan, Jerusalem 2009 - 2014
New campus master plan, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva (290 dunam) 2006 - current
Old campus master plan, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva (320 dunam) 2005 - current
New Settlement Mazor, Prelimenary Plan (500 dunam) 1995 - 1996
City District, Rosh Ha’ain (6000 dunam) 1994 - 1996
Urban Neighborhood renewal city plan, Jaffa (100 dunam) 1994 - 1995 
Housing Quarter, Givataim (70 dunam) 1993 - 1994
Hotel Resort, The Sea of Galilee, Tiberius (300 dunam) 1990 - 1998
Hotel Resort city plan, Tiberius (750 dunam) 1985 - 1999
City Center plan & Public Park, Givataim (240 dunam) 1979 - 2000

 


 

City Planning and Scientific Consultant

 

Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva  2005 - current
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 1979- 1983
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 1985- 1990
Municipality of Givataim 1979- 2002