Location: Rishon Lezion
Size: 1,300 sqm
Status: Completed 2016
Usage: Sky Diving Simulator, Instruction rooms, Cafeteria
Services: Architecture, Interior Design
About the Project
This is a unique project, in which the structure is created around the simulator equipment that serves the indoor skydiving experience.
A vertical wind tunnel has two powerful turbine engines, which are mounted at the top on a 20 meter bridge, that draw air through the flight chamber at speed of up to 300 km / h, and then push it back down the sides through return air towers. The air is turned from the towers into the bottom of the tunnel 7 meters below the floor. Before the air reenters back up toward the flight chamber, it passes through an inlet contractor, which reduces the space the air can travel in, thus compressing and speeding it up.
This is a unique project, in which the structure is created around the simulator equipment that serves the indoor skydiving experience. It is an architecture with other laws: physical rules of safety and accelerated pulse. This is the first time that Auerbach Halevy has been planning and designing a building that all about the machine. A powerful, precise and fast machine. Around this machine we designed the building that includes gathering spaces, a cafeteria, a training area and offices. The entire design serves the experience and the look that conveys a message of lightness, levitation, wind and flight. The use of a perforated trap enables the sense of wind flow due to both day and night lighting. The extraordinary architecture of the space allows the audience to observe the exciting experience.