Providing Affordable Housing for Thousands
Construction is nearly finished on the Student City Complex, TAU's most ambitious building project to date. The Student City campus will enable the University to accommodate thousands more students over the years on Israel's greenest and most beautiful campus, in particular undergraduates from the social and geographical periphery, young faculty and their families and international students.
The complex will comprise 35,000 square meters of built space at the south-west tip of the campus. Along with eight residential towers will be the Goldreich Family Quad, shops, cafes, gardens, promenades and recreational facilities such as a student club. Several kinds of units will be offered: studios and shared apartments for undergraduates and family suites for married graduate students and young faculty members. All will be designed to provide a warm and comfortable environment that will make the residents feel at home.
Pictured: A rendering of the completed Student City complex.
The complex is expected to create a dynamic living and learning environment that is also integrated with the wider cultural offerings of TAU and Tel Aviv, including nearby museums and the Ramat Aviv Mall. The complex was launched with the cornerstone-laying of the Chella and Moise Safra Building.
The Moise Safra family of Brazil donated the first building at Student City – to be named the Chella and Moise Safra building – which is eight stories high. Other major contributions of the family include the Chella and Moise Safra Gate as well as donations to numerous educational, medical and religious organizations around the world.
Long-standing Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors and major TAU benefactor Dr. h.c Karl Heinz-Kipp, together with his wife, Hannelore, donated the Laura-Schwarz-Kipp Building at Student City in memory of his beloved mother, Laura Schwarz-Kipp. The building adds to the numerous and diverse gifts of the Kipps to the University over the years, which include the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Rotunda in the George S. Wise Senate Building, as well as institutes and chairs in the arts, music, humanities, and social and natural sciences, and additional physical landmarks on campus.
Jona and Doretta Goldrich of the US, longtime supporters of TAU, have donated the Goldreich Family Quad, which will provide students with a central area for recreation. Other major donations of the Goldrich family to TAU include the Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish, Language, Literature and Culture; the Goldreich Family Multipurpose Sports Building named in memory of Jona’s parents and family who perished in the Holocaust, the Goldreich Family Health and Fitness Center and the Goldreich Family Yiddish Digital Archives at Beit Hatefutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People.