Historical treasures in modern facilities

This attractive visitor centre and gallery is located within the headquarters of Shikun & Binui, in Airport City close to Tel-Aviv. The design maintains the company’s principles of sustainability and green Building.

The company is one of Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate groups, involved in large scale projects in Israel and overseas. These include the construction of Residential neighbourhoods, commercial and public buildings as well as large ventures in the fields of transportation infrastructure, ecology, water purification and desalination.

The 250 sqm gallery, designed by architect Amit Namlich, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Housing and Construction Group’s work by bringing together a historic collection of treasures and original material from various sources. This includes archive material and personal testimonies from the beginning of the last century together with interactive exhibits, based on advanced technologies. The new facility will host both local and international audiences together with Group employees, customers and guests.

Light and gaps create interesting effects

The Gallery’s meticulous design maintains the company’s principles of sustainability and green building. This is one reason for the use of acoustic ceilings installed using C60 profiles with Troldtekt acoustic panels in the colour natural wood directly mounted. It also displays an interesting linear combination of strip lighting together with parallel gaps created by 40 mm black brackets.

The visitor centre reflects its form and its contents is the common thread in the glorious history of the Group and the Group’s vision to act for future generations. The archive material and personal testimonies from the beginning of the last century, on the one hand, and interactive exhibits, based on advanced technologies, on the other hand, are held together in the centre, just as the past and the future fit into the daily work of all the group companies.

Facts

Project:
Shikun & Binui Visitor Gallery, Israel
Architects:
Amit Nemlich
Client:
Shikun & Binui
Troldtekt Products
Ceiling panels:
Troldtekt acoustic panels
Colour:
Natural wood
Structure:
Fine (1.5 mm wood wool)
Edge design:
Square edges, K0
Text & Photos
Text:
Christopher Sykes, Pressential LLP
Photos:
Courtesy of Shikun & Binui