Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Tel-Aviv White City Forum Winning Proposal in Israel by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
May 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
The Forum project is an Exhibitions Center, and is part of the huge Tel- Aviv Wholesale Market Project currently under construction, comprising thousands apartments, a mall, a school and a sports complex.The project, located in the city center,is built on the grounds of the former market, recently removed to the outskirts.
The Forum will bea platform for genuine urban celebration.This will create a place that provides an exciting urban experience, attracting the public not only to exhibitions but also toits diverse and bustling urban space.
The neighboringresidential project creates a unique urban situation of a park on the upper level, 8 meters above street level.This park is surrounded on all sides by buildings – a kind of hidden garden. The Forumdevelops this upper level as its’ main urban level and “pulls” the park to the front , thus enhancing its presence in relation to the city.
In this way acomprehensiveinviting urban space is created that can operate independently during 24 hours of the day as befits “the City that never sleeps”.The chosenArchitectural syntax is of a vertical large-scale White City, andis derived from the desire for a visual quiet environment that allows good neighborly relations with the powerful presence of the Wholesale Market Project.
In contradiction to the exhibition halls which require big windowless ” black boxes”, the building’s circulation system is transparent and offers, the a vertical roaming space consisting of an escalator system, large viewing windows and balconies. Visitors of the building will enjoypanoramic views of the city at 360 degrees and at different heights.
In addition, there will be a roof- terrace cinema and bar, in the tradition of the Tel-Aviv open cinemas of the past. All transparent parts of the building are protected by shadingsystemswhich containarrangements of LEDs which projectadvertising on huge screens. The rest of the buildings’ envelope is made of double skin panels.
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