Work continues in Israel on Amos Goldreich Architecture's
Shelter for Battered Women

This new shelter in Israel, a collaboration between Amos Goldreich Architecture, London, and Jacobs-Yaniv Architects in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, has been commissioned by the Israeli charity No To Violence, headed up by the distinguished human rights champion Ruth Rasnic.

This will be the charity’s first purpose-built shelter, as well as accommodating its administrative headquarters, and has been designed to house families from diverse ethnic and geographical backgrounds, including Arab, Israeli, Ethiopian, Russian and Ukrainian women and children.

The site for the shelter measures 1600 square metres and is located within a quiet residential neighbourhood and surrounded by a mix of private residential houses and blocks of flats. The brief specified a location within reach of local community resources, i.e. stores, jobs, health clinics, schools, parks and other green spaces, counselling centres and recreational facilities.