- Concept Hotel in Tel Aviv: Mendeli Street.
In the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, hotels play an important part in spreading trends.
The present Mendeli Street hotel is the completely refurbished version of the original hotel constructed in the 1970s, and well-known because it housed the city’s very first self-service restaurant.
Now completely redesigned by the team of architects from Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture, its unruly past has been combined with contemporary trends, like the green wall in the lobby, or the ceiling clad with a steel structure that references holy Hebrew scriptures.
The architects demolished most of the exterior walls and replaced them with full-height glass partitions, turning the downstairs area into a kind of city square, engaging with its outdoor environment.
The project’s centrepiece is the close collaboration with local designers and creative artists, who can showcase their artwork here. The owners really think outside the box, they wanted to go beyond the classic hotel concept and give something back to their community.
Owners: Irit and Eran Steinbach
Architecture and Design: Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture
Address: 5 Mendeli Street, Tel Aviv, 63907
Furniture by emerging designers Asaf Levental and Asaf Mayer
Art work by Post-graffiti artist Know Hope whose work is prominent on the streets of Tel-Aviv and in its galleries;
Staff uniforms by Tel-Aviv based fashion designer Tamar Primak.
All images Courtesy of Jacob Peres Office