Start-Up Nation Central, unveiled its new headquarters, designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, in the heart of Tel Aviv’s buzzing tech district securing Israel’s spot in the innovative technology sector.
Breaking new ground infusing design concept with organizational mission, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects successfully helped Start-Up Nation Central create a modern and living building that helped support Israel as a thriving innovative nation, globally recognized as such.
A freestanding six-story building was converted into a space that offered work rooms, meeting rooms, hosting floors, and exhibition areas tailored to the meeting of two worlds: Israeli Startups and global entities seeking innovation.
When was the project completed?
How much space?
The total gross area is 30,690 square feet with 15,910 square feet of office space and the rest being public spaces.
Was this new or renovated space?
How many employees?
Describe workspace types.
Enclosed offices with windows, and open plan
What kind of meeting spaces are provided?
Meeting rooms, large desks for co-working, and lounges
What other kinds of support space or amenity spaces are provided?
An event hub and nooks
What are the project’s location and proximity to public transportation?
Bus stops are all around the project’s location, and a planned metro rail station will be completed nearby.
Was the “C” Suite involved in the project planning and design process? If so, how?
Yes, the General Manager and Chairperson of the board were involved every step of the way.
What kind of programming or visioning activities were used?
Lounge spaces, outdoor balconies, and Grab&Go Kitchen
Were any pre-planning surveys conducted to get employee input?
Yes. Representative employees were involved in the design process.
Describe any program requirements that were unique or required special research or design requirements.
The firm hosts a variety of delegations, meetups, conferences, and events and required a space that would accommodate this.
Were there any special or unusual construction materials or techniques employed in the project?
The “Pixel Wall” was installed with glass cladding and steel stairs hung by cables.
What products or service solutions are making the biggest impact in your space?
- Rezina floor by ParqueTEAM
- All furniture from HABITAT
- Glass partitions by TECNO WL by Habitat
- Wooden ceiling by Oranit LTD
- Acoustic ealls by CREDO
- Interactive multimedia by BREEZE CREATIVE
What kind of branding elements were incorporated into the design?
The company logo colors are within all the meeting rooms.
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Architects: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Design team: Etan Kimmel, Limor Amrani, More Gelfand, Yoav Ronat
Project management: Yaron-Levy
Lighting Consultant: Asaf Ben Asher
Photos courtesy of Amit Geron