Tel Aviv, Israel
Boasting two separate buildings, Philarmonic Compound by Bar Orian Architects is set to become the most innovative residential complex in Tel Aviv, with the open-air flow in three different directions originating from the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
Philharmonic Compound is located on the site of the original guest house and rehearsal space of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in northern Tel Aviv at 28 Shai Agnon Street.
All high-level 113 apartments within both buildings include balconies that are spaced from one another and built in an “L” configuration that allows for privacy and direct views to Hayarkon Park, the “Central Park of Tel Aviv,” and the Mediterranean Sea.
The units also allow for the possibility of combining a floating room and the flexibility of customized interior design schemes.
The original plan called for two buildings to be diverted and built around a public passageway and an open courtyard between the buildings.
The architects have directed the passage to the border of the center of the project and on its eastern side of the lot, resulting in lush garden areas for the use of the tenants.
This open space was used for the location of fitness facilities and outdoor spaces that includes ornamental fountains and lush Mediterranean flora.
The design of the building is influenced by and corresponds with the use of the historical building on the lot before the construction of the project: a housing building for guests and a rehearsal space for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
The horizontal lines that curve at the edges of the building emphasize its volume and shape, along with the colors chosen to emphasize the planes.
Project: Philharmonic Compound
Architects: Bar Orian Architects
Lead Architect: Gidi Bar Orian
Photographer: Amit Geron