Where Science Meets Art

Daniel Khaykelson
"Cement (Photography, film)"
The Koffler Accelerator, 7th floor

The Koffler Accelerator was designed by architect Moshe Harel in 1975, and has since become an architectural emblem of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The unique structure consists of two towers: A 57-meter high corkscrew-shaped tower, and a 53-meter-high tower topped by an egg-shaped structure, itself 22 meters long and 14 meters wide. The Accelerator is built of exposed concrete.

This design is connected to an era influenced by humans’ first achievements in space, pop music, and sci-fi film sets.

In the 1960s and 70s, the accelerator facilitated Institute scientists’ work at the forefront of global research on the structure of matter. It has since finished its role, and is no longer active. Today, the egg-shaped structure serves as a conference hall.

Daniel Khaykelson is a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute of Science.