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Commemorating David Azrieli

Commemorating David Azrieli

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has unveiled the design of their landmark Azrieli Tower in Tel Aviv. The 340-meter-tall elliptical building, Tel Aviv’s tallest, seeks to establish a dynamic new identity in a cluster of perfectly square, circular and triangular towers.

Designed in collaboration with MZA and Azrieli Group, the KPF scheme takes for the form of a spiraling scroll, with the outer layer of the spiral wrapping around an existing retail base. As the motif ascends, the façade wraps around the shaft of the new tower, narrowing to shape optimum office floorplates. At the top, the smaller floorplates will accommodate residential and hotel programs.

In total, the scheme will contain 65,000 square meters of office space, 17,000 square meters of residential, 15,000 square meters of hotel space, and 15,000 square meters of retail. The pinnacle of the tower will be allocated for public gathering and entertainment, with sweeping views across Tel Aviv towards the Mediterranean Sea.

Three existing towers of the complex, named after the project initiator, architect David Azrieli, were built in 1996-2007. The highest of them is round, 50 floors and 190 meters high. The second one - square tower has 46 floors, 170 m high, and the third – is triangular - 42 floors, 152 meters high. The new landmark will be much higher - 90 floors and 340 meters.

The scheme marks the latest accolade for KPF, who have also designed the tallest buildings in Paris (Tour First), Seoul (Lotte World Tower), Beijing (CITIC Tower), and Shenzhen (Ping An Finance Centre).