Location: Herzliya Pituach
Size: 500 sqm
Status: Completed 2014
Awards: Winner of the 2016 Israeli Architecture Award
Services: Interior Design
About the Project
The design of the space conveys bessemer foundation’s manifesto, through materials, mass and light: professionalism and sophistication
Bessemer is a veteran investment fund of over 100 years old. The Fund’s offices in Israel are located in an office building in Herzliya Pituach. The Fund is managed by a group of modest people, who bring extensive experience without resorting to grandiosity.
The materials maintain a delicate balance between meticulous and rough: a concrete floor versus polished aluminum partitions, silicate tiles versus delicate wooden plexus. Light which penetrates from the large panels and the inner glass partitions floats inside the space and floods the office delivering information about the time of day and the season of the year.
The center of the office is marked by a wooden surge statue echoing the nearby sea waves and acting as a sophisticated partition between the internal offices and the lobby. The surge looks completely different from each point in the office. Without moving it creates a delicate kinetic language and invites the visitor to walk along and experience the various points of view.