The golden dormitory built in the dormitory of a Gold Mines cantonment has been the focus of the construction industry for more than two decades.
The project, a collaboration between the local gold mining company and the canton’s Gold Mines Authority, has brought to life a beautiful piece of architecture.
Built to accommodate a total of 20 beds, it has been designed to accommodate families with children and a small number of people with disabilities.
The Gold Mines is the largest of five cantons of Israel, and the capital of the Galilee region.
Gold Mines authority president Gideon Spitzer said that the project, which will serve as a model for future dormitories, was also the first to be completed on a canton project.
Construction of the dormitory began in November 2014.
The canton had hoped to open a new dormitory by the end of 2020, but this was delayed by a lack of funds.
The gold mining industry is a large sector of the Israeli economy, employing hundreds of thousands of people in Israel and abroad.
The dormitory will serve to further boost the country’s tourism, said Spitzer.
“This is the first of its kind, and it will be an example for other cantons to follow,” he said.
“It will be a model that other canton projects will follow.”
Construction began in June 2015, with the completion of the first unit on the ninth floor, with a capacity for 20 to 25 people.
The second and third floors were finished in December and March.
The third floor of the unit, which accommodates 40 to 50 people, was finished in May and August, with capacity for 50 to 60 people.
Construction has begun on the fourth floor.
“Our goal is to build more units, and we will finish by 2019,” Spitzer added.
The cost of the project has been estimated at around $40 million.
“Gold is one of the biggest resources in the world, and these buildings were built to accommodate the need of many families,” Spitz said.